US-17 NB lanes closed due to deadly motorcycle crash

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – All northbound lanes on US 17 at N. Boundary Road in Putnam County are closed due to a fatal motorcycle crash.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 44-year-old man was riding a blue Harley Davidson Electra Glide, traveling northbound on US 17, around 5:30 a.m. when the crash happened.

A white Ford Transit Van was at a stop sign headed eastbound on N. Boundary Road when it attempted to cross over the northbound lanes of US 17 to access the southbound lanes.

The motorcyclist struck the van on the left front. The motorcyclist was transported to Putnam County Medical Center where he died.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, according to FHP. The driver of the van was not hurt.

All northbound lanes of US 17 remained closed as this investigation continues.

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