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Driver arrested in fatal New Port Richey motorcycle accident

Posted on January 11th, 2011 No Comments

Over the weekend, a New Port Richey man was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in the city.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Saturday when 48-year old Duane Murphy was riding his motorcycle northbound on McMullen Booth Road.  A driver in a Honda Accord, Leo Gilghrest, was traveling southbound on the road and made a left turn into Murphy’s path.

Gilghrest’s vehicle struck the front of Murphy’s motorcycle and Murphy was thrown from his bike.  Gilghrest fled the scene of the accident, however police later found his vehicle abandoned in Ridgemoore Community Park.  Police later found Gilghrest and the passenger in his vehicle and arrested the driver for turning left in front of approaching traffic and leaving the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident.

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