(Click “Like” to become a fan of the Palm Coast Observer.)
A 20-year-old Palm Coast man was killed early Tuesday morning when he struck a mailbox and was launched from his Honda motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Codie Ray Barolow, of the P-section, was traveling eastbound on Pacific Drive around 3:30 a.m. Jan. 1, as he neared a sharp curve in the road.
Barlow failed to negotiate the curve by driving off onto the east shoulder/swale and struck a mailbox in front of a home. The motorcycle began to overturn, and Barlow was ejected.
The motorcycle came to a final rest in front of the next house on Pacific Drive, and Barlow came to a final rest two houses down from the mailbox he struck, according to the report.
Barlow was not wearing a helmet, and the report states speed was a factor.
An alcohol and drug test is pending, according to troopers.
A neighbor heard the crash at 3:30 a.m. and witnessed the damaged mailbox.
“She thought a vehicle struck her neighbors mailbox,” the report states. “The neighbor did not see (the motorcycle or Barlow).”
Around 7:30 a.m., the same neighbor came out of her house to check the damaged mailbox and to get her newspaper when she found Barlow and his motorcycle, the report states.
Currently 0 Responses
23 Playground Pals
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
23 Free Car Seat Checks
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
23 Baptist College of Florida Male Chorale
24 Reign Over Me, Drama
Flagler Beach Museum volunteers honored
Also, Palm Coasters nominated for United Way Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Awards.
Elks donate $2,000 to Carver Foundation
Also, Flagler Humane Society to continue the work of Kibbles Kitchen; Irish Social Club welcomes new officers; and Community Foundation of East Central Florida participates in National ‘Give Local’ Initiative.
Fraternal Order of Police award scholarships
Also, Congrats! FPC alumna says ‘yes’; and Washington Oaks seeks Love Letters.