A Marion County motorcyclist was killed last night after he collided with another vehicle. David Purdy, 50, was traveling north on U.S. 301 when the other vehicle struck the left side of his motorcycle. He died on the scene. A passenger on the motorcycle was transported to Shands for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. Florida Highway Patrol reports Purdy was not wearing a helmet.
An Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy takes administrative leave following the death of his service dog, Robbie, who died likely from heat exhaustion in the backseat of the deputies patrol car.