2 dead in motorcycle crash on State Road 54 in New Port Richey

Last Updated: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:44 PM EDT

Two people on a motorcycle were killed Saturday along State Road 54 when the biker lost control.

The man and woman were riding the Honda bike eastbound along State Road 54. The biker lost control of his bike while negotiating a left curve. 

The bike collided with a Chevy Malibu stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 54 and Mitchell Ranch Road.

The 50-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were both pronounced dead at the scene. They were from Brandon, but Florida Highway Patrol is not releasing their names until they reach the next of kin.

The driver of the Chevy was taken to North Pinellas Hospital for serious injuries.

The crash shut the intersection down for several hours.