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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Brevard

TITUSVILLE, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a fatal motorcycle crash occurred at 9:50 p.m. last night on I-95 just north of State Road 406 (Garden Street) in Titusville, Florida.
FHP reports that 23-year-old John Zapatarios of Port Orange, Florida, was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on I-95. For an unknown reason, Zapatarios failed to negotiate the Suzuki through a left hand curve of the roadway.

The motorcycle departed the roadway onto the east shoulder and overturned. Zapatarios was ejected off the motorcycle during the crash. He died from the injuries he sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.

This crash remains under investigation.

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  • Has there been any more updates? Has the police questioned this Jessuppe character?

  • I know his "biker friends" that John had. They were not really what you call "friends". They were out drinking all the time, partying all the time. Now, as the person who commented above about how they ride together, I agree with the other person who wrote that what kind of friends leave their other friends behind? A true friend always looks out for the other. Now, John's life could have been spared if the other so called "Jessuppe" character would have been riding there along side with him and maybe could have helped him out. Who knows. But as far as I know, John didn't have REAL friends. A REAL friend would not offer anyone some substance that can kill you (alcohol, drugs, etc). A REAL friend won't encourage another to just party all the time and get drunk all the time. A REAL friend helps the other in need and gives them good advice and is there for them when they need them. So, by the looks of the commentor who was so stupid and dumb enough to leave his cell number (yeah, your number will be called by many solicitors from now on), this person is neither a good friend as well. Oh well, like they say, there is always an idiot born every minute. And looks like we found two of them...John's former "FRIENDS" who left him behind while riding.

  • Has there been any more updates? Has the police questioned this Jessuppe character?

  • I know his "biker friends" that John had. They were not really what you call "friends". They were out drinking all the time, partying all the time. Now, as the person who commented above about how they ride together, I agree with the other person who wrote that what kind of friends leave their other friends behind? A true friend always looks out for the other. Now, John's life could have been spared if the other so called "Jessuppe" character would have been riding there along side with him and maybe could have helped him out. Who knows. But as far as I know, John didn't have REAL friends. A REAL friend would not offer anyone some substance that can kill you (alcohol, drugs, etc). A REAL friend won't encourage another to just party all the time and get drunk all the time. A REAL friend helps the other in need and gives them good advice and is there for them when they need them. So, by the looks of the commentor who was so stupid and dumb enough to leave his cell number (yeah, your number will be called by many solicitors from now on), this person is neither a good friend as well. Oh well, like they say, there is always an idiot born every minute. And looks like we found two of them...John's former "FRIENDS" who left him behind while riding.

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