Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Update

Bay County, Fla. - UPDATE, 10PM: Florida Highway Patrol released the name of the motorcyclist who died in an accident earlier today to be 49-year-old Richard Arlen Sanford Jr. from Douglasville, Georgia.

The driver of the truck that collided with him is 35-year-old Anthony Quinn Atkinson from Panama City.

Atkinson was stopped facing east while in the driveway of a Dollar General Store off US 231 in his truck; while Sanford was traveling south bound on US 231 on his motorcycle wearing his helmet.  

Atkinson pulled out in front of Sanford's path which lead to him colliding with the left side of Atkinson's truck.  This caused Sanford to get ejected from his motorcycle.  Atkinson stops in the roadway facing east while Sanford is facing south.  The wreck ends with Richard Arlen Sanford Jr. passing away.

The accident is still being investigated.


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