Motorcyclist killed in Spring Hill seen ‘popping wheelies’ before crash, deputies say

Hernando County

(Hernando County Sheriff’s Office photo)

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A motorcyclist was “popping wheelies” shortly before they were killed in a crash in Spring Hill on Friday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

The wreck happened on Mariner Boulevard and Augustine Road about 2:20 p.m. 

According to deputies, the operator of the motorcycle was seen traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Mariner Boulevard. Witnesses told deputies the motorcyclist was racing another vehicle and “popping wheelies” before to the collision.

The motorcyclist died on scene and the Florida Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

No charges are pending, according to the report. 

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