MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that 23-year-old Richard Chrisman of Merritt Island, Florida, died as a result of injuries he sustained when his 2004 Honda motorcycle crashed on North Tropical Trail around midnight early this morning.
According to the FHP, Chrisman was traveling southbound on North Tropical Trail when he approached a curve. Chrisman was unable to successfully negotiate the curve and traveled onto the west shoulder of the road. His Honda struck a utility pole guide wire which caused Chrisman to be thrown to the grass shoulder with fatal injuries.
Chrisman’s Honda motorcycle overturned and came to a final rest on Trails End Drive.
This crash remains under investigation.