David Lloyd Rockey, a 67-year-old resident of Palm Coast, was killed this morning just after 8 as he rode his Honda motorcycle north on U.S. 1, just past the Volusia-Flagler County Line.
Julia Tucker, 57, was driving her 2011 Nissan Xterra west on Plantation Bay Road. She came to a stop at a stop sign at the road’s intersection with U.S. 1, but then, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report, she failed to yield to Rockey’s right of way and crossed the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 as she was attempting to make a left turn and go south.
Rockey was traveling on the inside lane. He struck the left, driver-side door of the Nissan and was ejected from his motorcycle, which ended up blocking both travel lanes. Rockey was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.
Tucker was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Charges are pending.