Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash that killed two people on a motorcycle involving a park ranger vehicle along US-41 east of Ochopee near Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County Sunday.
According to FHP, state troopers were at the scene of the fatal crash at the US-41 intersection with Burns Lake Road.
Troopers say the driver of a National Park Service Law Enforcement vehicle with a trailer was traveling eastbound on US-41 approaching Burns Lake Road when motorcyclist Hubert Burey, 42 of West Palm Beach with a passenger, who isn’t named, and another motorcyclist were approaching Burns Lake heading westbound. The park service vehicle made a left into the right of way of the motorcycles, and the front of the motorcycle with two riders hit the vehicle, separating them from the motorcycle.
Hubert and his passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger’s name is pending next-of-kin notification.
The driver of the park service vehicle and the other motorcyclist were not injured.
The roadway is clear at the scene of the fatal crash, and it remains under investigation.
Note: State troopers also responded to a hit-and-run crash with injuries at the US-41 intersection with SR-29. The crash was north of Everglades City. The roadway is now clear.
Both crashes caused roadblocks for several hours prior to being cleared.