Two Volusia Residents Dead In Traffic Accidents

By on April 15, 2019 in WNDB News

Holly Hill, FL – Investigators are still on the case after a 47-year-old Ormond Beach man dies in a traffic crash over the weekend.

The Holly Hill Police Department tells us Richard Herrin ran into the rear of a pickup truck while riding his motorcycle on Nova Road Saturday night.

Officers were called to the scene at 9:21 p.m. near LPGA Boulevard, according to HHPD Chief Stephen Aldrich.

“There are no charges at this time since this case is still under investigation,” Aldrich added.

Herrin died at the scene.

No injuries were reported to the driver of the truck, 60-year-old John Stankiewicz, per the HHPD report.

This was the second fatal accident reported this weekend involving a Volusia County resident. The first happened 11:40 p.m. Friday (April 12th) on westbound Interstate 4 near Lake Mary Boulevard in Seminole County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Joshua Cherry of DeBary was killed at the scene after he was struck by a 2018 Honda four-door vehicle going west on I-4.

Per the report, Cherry had stepped out of the 2009 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle he was driving after stopping it in the right lane of westbound I-4. Troopers aren’t sure why Cherry did that, but they do know he was standing near the left rear of the vehicle when the Honda’s front right side struck him and his vehicle.

The driver of the Honda – 39-year-old James Pinter of Casselberry – told FHP afterward that he didn’t stop because he didn’t see the Chevy stopped ahead, according to the report. He suffered minor injuries.

Charges have not been filed at this time by FHP since the investigation remains active, but troopers do believe alcohol and drugs were not a factor.

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