Motorcyclist and bicyclist killed in hit and run in Brevard County
By Kimberly Wiggins, Reporter -
Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for answers after a hit and run in Brevard county leaves two men dead. That fatal crash happened on Saturday night.
On Sunday, FHP said they had a white Toyota SUV in their possession. Troopers say they plan to send evidence to the FDLE lab to confirm whether or not it is the vehicle involved in the fatal crash.
Florida Highway Patrol say a motorcyclist was traveling in the east bound lanes of US-192 and Knotty Pine Road just after six on Saturday night when a bicyclist drove into his path. Both men were thrown off their vehicles. Moments later, investigators said a white pick-up truck ran over the motorcyclist and took off.
Both the motorcyclist, Quinn Stinson, 25, and the bicyclist, Timothy Robinson, 50, were killed. Investigators said Stinson was wearing a helmet, but Robinson was not.
"Always on his bike," said Wheeldon. "That was his only mode of transportation. Yeah, it's sad."
Wheeldon said he lived across the street from Robinson for about a decade. He said Robinson moved out about three years ago, and now the house seemingly sits abandoned.
"He would come over every once and a while and ask if we had anything that needed to be done around the house," said Wheeldon. "I would offer him money to trim the bushes. He did a great job."
Meanwhile, FHP said the owner of the white SUV is now cooperating. Investigators said he or she contacted authorities on Sunday afternoon after suspecting his or her SUV was the one involved in Saturday's fatal crash.
"I can't believe that anybody would do that," said Wheeldon.
Wheeldon said he was stuck in traffic from last night's fatal accident-- the same one where his neighbor lost his life.
"That's a shame," said Wheeldon. "The guy was a super guy."