One killed in State Road 85 wreck in Crestview

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Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A 47-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday night in a wreck on State Road 85, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Tracy Jay Tate was driving northbound around 7:45 p.m. when he approached the traffic signal on Antioch Road. Another vehicle, driven by 37-year-old Kiiya Sherre Dixon of Crestview, was at the traffic signal in the eastbound lane on Antioch Road and pulled forward when the light turned green.

Tate also entered the intersection on a red signal, crossing into the path of Dixon's 2002 Nissan Xtera, according to the FHP report. Dixon's Nissan hit the right front side of Tate's 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, sending both vehicles to the right side of the grass shoulder on State Road 85 north.

Tate's motorcycle sustained $12,000 in damages during the wreck.

It is not known if alcohol played a role, according to the FHP report.

Tate was transported to North Okaloosa Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. Tate was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Dixon and Dixon's passenger, 12-year-old Crestview resident Ayajah C. Coleman, were not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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