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Seabrook woman dies in Daytona Beach Bike Week crash | Public Safety

A Seabrook woman was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash during Daytona’s 80th Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., officials said.

Daytona Beach police responded to the crash on International Speedway Boulevard and U.S. Route 92 around 5:27 a.m. Sunday.

According to Daytona Beach Public Information Officer Messod Bendayan, a 2000 Toyota RAV4 and a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle were involved in the crash.

Bendayan said the RAV4 and the motorcycle were on the far right outside lane heading east when the Toyota hit the back of the motorcycle and the woman, identified as Kelly A. Surette, 39, of Seabrook, and the 18-year-old driver of the bike were both knocked off the motorcycle.

Police said Surette died at the scene after landing on the road, while the driver of the motorcycle — a resident of Durand, Ill. — was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said right before the accident the 18-year-old driving the motorcycle lost his hat and made a U-turn to go back and get the hat, according to police.

Both Surette and the teen driver of the motorcycle were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash, according to police.

The driver of the Toyota Rav4 – a 25-year-old resident of Warner Robins, Ga. – agreed to have his blood drawn on scene by medical personnel after officers noted possible signs of impairment.

No injuries were reported by the driver of the RAV4 or the other four passengers inside the sport utility vehicle.

The RAV4 and the motorcycle were towed from the scene by Daytona Beach police and will be fully inspected as part of the investigation, which remains ongoing.

Charges have not been filed at this time. A decision on charges will not be made until the investigation is complete.

The incident was the fourth fatal accident reported in Daytona Beach during Bike Week 2021.