Motorcyclist killed after bike overturns; hit by vehicle

Last Updated: Monday, September 04, 2017

A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night in Citrus County after troopers said the motorcycle overturned and was hit by an oncoming vehicle. 

  • Motorcyclist killed after bike overturns; hit by vehicle 
  • Victim identified as Curtis Dyess, 47,

The crash occurred around 8 p.m. at US 19 and West Bentbow Path. 

Curtis Dyess, 47, was traveling southbound on US 19 on his bike, when for an unknown reason, Dyess stopped in the roadway and the motorcycle fell over on his leg. Troopers said a GMC Acadia traveling behind Dyess was unable to avoid the overturned motorcycle and collided with Dyess. 

Dyess suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the Acadia, Thomas Yates, 31, and his passenger did not receive any injuries. 

According to the report, charges are pending.