An accident involving a West Palm Beach motorcyclist resulted in his death east of State Road 7 on Sept. 4. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Billy Jorcilien. While driving east on Okeechobee, the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck pulling a trailer that was traveling west on the same road and attempting to turn left onto Powell Road.
Witness reports indicate the motorcycle was driving dangerously by speeding and recklessly changing lanes. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office stated that Jorcilien passed another vehicle and immediately sped in front of that vehicle moments before crashing into the trailer of the pickup.
The driver of the truck was uninjured from the crash. The investigation is still ongoing as to the cause of the accident. Whether or not charges will be filed is also unknown at this time. The eastbound lanes near Royal Palm Beach were closed for several hours while officials cleared the wreckage.