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Friday, May 21, 2021

Motorcycle Crash Victim Speaks Out

Jacksonville, FL (May 21, 2021) - Tracy Norris suffered life-altering injuries when she was involved in a motorcycle crash that took the life of her boyfriend, Billy Kinser. The Florida Highway Patrol said the motorcycle went over the side of the Acosta Expressway ramp in April.

Norris has spent the last 36 days in a hospital recovering from the crash. The worst part, she says, was not having the chance to say goodbye to her boyfriend. Norris says the crash that killed her generous and loving boyfriend is a blur.

Norris and Kinser were riding his blue Yamaha motorcycle on Interstate 95. Troopers said Kinser failed to make a curve, hitting a wall and causing the bike to fall over the side of the Acosta Expressway ramp. Ten days after the crash, Kinser died from his injuries.Troopers said neither Norris or Kinser were wearing helmets.

Norris has several broken bones, bleeding in her brain, is in a wheelchair and will live with chronic pain for the rest of her life. She and Kinser moved to Jacksonville from Indiana in February, hoping to start a new life together.

Norris said she is leaving the hospital Friday and will go back to Indiana with her family. She said Kinser leaves behind an 11-year-old daughter and a son in his 20's.

Source: New4Jax