A Hudson woman was killed Saturday night in Pasco County when the motorcycle she was a passenger on struck a truck.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Patrick McKinney, 29 and of Hudson, was driving his 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on U.S. 19 at a "high rate of speed" in the inside lane south of New York Avenue.
At 8:15 p.m., the motorcycle drove into the back of a 2004 Ford F150.
Both McKinney and his 24-year-old female passenger — later identified as Monika Elizabeth Wicks — were ejected upon impact, troopers said.
Wicks died at the scene, troopers said. McKinney is in critical condition at Bayonet Hospital.
The victim was not wearing a helmet, troopers said, and alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The F150 driver, Teresa Barthle, 50, and her passenger, Gary Cooper, 53, both of Hudson, were not injured in the crash.