Motorcyclist dies in Archer Road crash

Archer Road and Clark Butler Boulevard in Gainesville
A 22-year-old man driving a motorcycle ran a red light at the Archer Road and Clark Butler Boulevard intersection and collided with an SUV on Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

A 23-year-old man driving a motorcycle died on Tuesday morning when he ran a red light on Archer Road and collided with an SUV.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, the motorcyclist failed to stop at a red light at the Archer Road and Clark Butler Boulevard intersection around 6:30 a.m.

Editors note: The age of the motorcyclist was originally reported as 22 years of age from the GPD, but was updated to 23.

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Steven Kraft

as a rider, I’m always distressed to read of a motorcycle fatality. wonder if there was high speed involved, lack of safety equipment and or alcohol. Gainesville is a dangerous place to ride motorcycles with poor or absent traffic control. Sorry to hear it.

Luis

But he ran a red light. Sad but it’s his own fault.

Jason

He stole the motorcycle he was riding

Lily McGraw

How do you even know he stole the motorcycle? Don’t spew things you don’t know about, and regardless of what happened and whose fault it is, you should be respectful of the victim and their family. These are people you’re talking about.