PALM HARBOR – A Clearwater man died from injuries suffered in a May 1 crash that occurred about 10:03 p.m. on U.S. 19 north of Alderman Road in Palm Harbor.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Darrel M. Killion, 30, was traveling northbound on a 2006 Suzuki in the inside lane, “riding a wheelie at a high rate of speed.” Nicki N. Hatzileris, 28, of Tarpon Springs, pulled out of the Walgreen’s parking lot located on the east side of U.S. 19 into the northbound inside center lane in front of the motorcycle.
The front of the motorcycle struck the rear of Hatzileris’ 2007 Toyota Tacoma. Killion was ejected onto on to the roadway. He was transported with serious injuries to Florida Hospital of North Pinellas where he later died. Killion was wearing a helmet.