Mount Dora man dies of crash injuries

Posted: Sunday, January 5, 2014 6:00 am

Mount Dora man dies of crash injuries

Staff report


A Mount Dora man injured in a two-vehicle crash last month has died.

Meanwhile, there were no serious accidents after a three-vehicle crash shot down a lane of traffic Friday on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.

According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, Ronald G. Sherrill, 51, died Dec. 30 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. His wife, Cathleen A. Sherrill, 49, also of Mount Dora, remains at ORMC.

The accident occurred at 3:10 p.m. Dec. 7 at County Road 25 and Sunset Harbor Road in Marion County.

Officials said a 2004 Mini Cooper driven by Joan R. Bryant, 83, of Eustis, was heading north on CR 25, approaching Sunset Harbor Road. The 2008 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle carrying the Sherrills was traveling south on CR 25, also approaching Sunset Harbor Road.

The driver of the car failed to yield the right of way to the motorcycle and turned left, with the front of the car striking the bike.

Neither Ronald nor Cathleen Sherill was wearing a helmet, authorities said.

The I-75 crash in Sumter County occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at mile marker 323 when 31-year-old Lowell Bailey, of Meansville, Ga., tried to avoid a stopped vehicle pulling a trailer. The FHP said Bailey struck the trailer, causing it to spin and hit a third vehicle.

Leaking oil and brake fluid closed the outside lane of I-75 for several hours, the FHP said.

No serious injuries were reported.

Halifax Media contributed material to this report.


Sunday, January 5, 2014 6:00 am.