BOYNTON BEACH, FL – A man is facing charges in connection with a crash in Boynton Beach that killed a motorcyclist on Sunday evening, according to the Palm Beach Post.
81-year-old Richard James Sullivan was arrested following the accident, which took place in the area of Ocean Avenue and Federal Highway shortly before 6 p.m.
Police said Sullivan was driving a Cadillac SUV on Ocean Avenue when he made a turn in front of a Suzuki motorcycle driven by 58-year-old Neuvaneide Bezerra. Bezerra, a northern Broward County resident, died of her injuries at Delray Medical Center.
Sullivan and a passenger in his car were unhurt.
A police report said Sullivan showed signs of alcohol use and records from the Palm Beach County Jail indicated he faces a charge of driving under the influence.
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