Wellington Crash Claims The Life Of Motorcyclist

MARCH 17 — A Tuesday morning accident at the intersection of Emerald Forest Drive and Wellington Trace claimed the life of a Wellington man.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, at 11:50 a.m., Jose Luna was driving eastbound on Wellington Trace at a high rate of speed aboard a 1996 Suzuki motorcycle. Meanwhile, Catherine Weiss, also of Wellington, was attempting to make a left turn from Emerald Forest Drive onto Wellington Trace in her 2007 Chevrolet.

According to the report, Luna struck the left front side of Weiss’ vehicle and was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering fatal injuries. Luna, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Weiss was taken to Palms West Medical Center with minor injuries.