FHP identifies 2 killed in Pasco County motorcycle crash

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A motorcyclist and his passenger were killed and a man was injured in a collision early Saturday night in Pasco County.

The incident happened on SR-54 and Mitchell Ranch Road around 5:28 p.m.

Florida Highway Patrol officers say the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound, approaching the intersection of Mitchell Ranch Road when he lost control of his 2015 Harley-Davidson and ran into a Chevrolet Malibu that was stopped at a stop sign on Mitchell Ranch Road.

Troopers say 50-year-old Steven Gerena and his passenger, 53-year-old Trudy Gerena, both from Brandon, died at the scene. The crash report states neither were wearing a helmet at the time.

The 27-year-old driver of the Chevy Malibu, Dimitri Tagaropolous of Holiday, sustained serious injuries. He was taken to North Pinellas Hospital for treatment.

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