A Bronson Woman Seriously Injured and an Ocala Motorcyclist Was Killed
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened south of Ocala at 12:10 a.m. on U.S. 27/441 north of Southeast 92nd Place Road.
In a crash report prepared by FHP Corporal W. W. Dill, the woman who had been driving a 1998 Suzuki Sidekick was identified as Kimberly Sasser, 42, of Bronson. She was taken to Shands at the University of Florida in serious condition. Her only passenger was identified as Breanna Chitty, 6, also of Bronson, who suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.
The motorcyclist was identified by FHP as Charles Linzmeyer, 48, of Ocala who had been driving a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Linzmeye was pronounced dead at the scene.
FHP crash investigator Corporal B. R. Detweiler determined Sasser had been driving south in a northbound lane of U. S. 27/441 while Linzmeyer was headed north in the same northbound lane. When the two vehicles crashed head-on, Linzmeyer was ejected from the motorcycle and Sasser’s Suzuki caught fire.
The troopers determined that Linzmeyer had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but did not know whether Sasser and Chitty had been wearing seat belts.
Charges in the crash are pending the result of blood alcohol testing on the drivers and further investigation.