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Daniel R Macleod III Is 2nd Motorcyclist Killed in 3 Days Following Crash on I-95 Near Construction

| March 19, 2019

Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, landed on the southbound lanes of I-95 Monday afternoon to take Daniel R. Macleod to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. (© FlaglerLive)

Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, landed on the southbound lanes of I-95 Monday afternoon to take Daniel R. Macleod to Halifax hospital in Daytona Beach. (© FlaglerLive)

Daniel R. Macleod III, a 40-year-old former resident of Palm Coast, was critically injured in a motorcycle crash late Monday afternoon on I-95, just north of Palm Coast Parkway. Macleod later died at Halifax hospital. He was the second motorcyclist to die on Flagler roads in three days.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Macleod, who had been a resident of Hastings, was on his 2017 Harley-Davidson, riding north on the highway’s inside lane. Noel Cable Kreger of Jacksonville was at the wheel of a 205 Chevy Cruze, ahead of Macleod. On Monday, the Department of Transportation began setting up a construction zone just north of the parkway as it readies to repave I-95. Kreger had slowed at the point where his lane was to merge with the center lane.

Macleod “for unknown reasons was unable to slow in due time,” FHP’s report states, crashing onto the back of the Chevy. Kreger was not hurt.

The crash was reported to 911 at 5 p.m., according to 911 notes. Macleod, who was not wearing a helmet, reportedly went airborne, over the Chevy, crashing on the pavement. Both his ankles were fractured, his shoulder was injured, and he was bleeding severely from the head as paramedics treated him at the scene. Minutes later, he stopped breathing. FHP was at the scene 15 minutes after the crash.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were shut down to enable Flagler County Fire Flight, the emergency helicopter, to land, parallel to the crash scene, at 5:22. The helicopter flew Macleod to Daytona Beach, landing there at 5:49, when Macleod was still alive. FHP took over the investigation on On I-95 from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, with the Palm Coast Fire Police controlling traffic. Flagler County Fire Rescue and the Palm Coast Fire Department also responded to the scene.

On Saturday, Jason Richards, a 46-year-old resident of Winter Haven, died subsequent to his motorcycle crash after he swerved off Colbert Lane. He too died after he was transported to Halifax. At the same time Saturday, two motorcyclists were involved in a crash on Hargrove Grade in Palm Coast. One was taken to Halifax hospital by Fire Flight, as a trauma alert, the other was taken to AdventHealth Palm Coast. Neither had life-threatening injuries. On Friday, sheriff’s deputies responded to two motorcycle crashes–one on A1A, one at State Road 100 and Colbert lane–neither involving life-threatening injuries.

Construction on I-95, which will include repaving the entire Flagler County segment, work on guard rails and lighting, is scheduled for the next year and a half.

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5 Responses for “Daniel R Macleod III Is 2nd Motorcyclist Killed in 3 Days Following Crash on I-95 Near Construction”

  1. Vicki Nixon says:

    So sad, Please people wear helmets!! They dont always save lives, but as an EMT/FF for 16 yrs I know first hand they DO make a difference .I rode my own Harley for over 20 years and would never not wear a helmet. Prayers go out to his friends and family.

  2. Richard says:

    I am a cycle rider and I refuse to ride on ANY High Speed Interstate Freeway. Don’t like going that fast and I don’t like how many drivers are inattentive and distracted. Even on surface and country roads where you most likely find me I am usually doing under the speed limit. Don’t mind having people pass me as long as it safe to do so. RIP Daniel.

  3. Concerned Citizen says:

    @ Vicki

    I totally agree. I’m not a rider but I am a former LEO/FF EMT as well. I have worked my share of trauma alerts over the years. I have seen the difference between helmet and non helmet. I don’t understand the need to totally disregard your own safety for convenience!!

    Many times during Bike Week this year I saw or had my own right of way violated by large groups of Bikes. These Bikes blew thru stop signs and red lights in order to stay together. One of the most notorious spots is always Highbridge and A1A. You have to stop just like we do !! I don’t want to get into an accident because you are keeping up with your buddies.

    Everyone needs to drive a little more courteous and drop those distractions. Respect and paying attention goes a long way into making our roads safer. Posted speed limits and stop indicators are not suggestions.

  4. bam says:

    I RIDE I Don’t wear a helmet BUT THAT MY CHOICE the dot as not inspect a helmet since 1972 Helmet are not when it time for you to leave this world you will leave

  5. Bama says:

    I RIDE I Don’t wear a helmet BUT THAT MY CHOICE the dot as not inspect a helmet since 1972 Helmet are not when it time for you to leave this world you will leave

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