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Woman, 77, charged with DUI manslaughter in biker’s death By David Breen, Orlando Sentinel

ImageA 77-year-old woman faces DUI manslaughter and other charges after a Saturday-night crash that killed a motorcyclist.

Barbara Dunn of Chatham, Mass., was driving northbound on Ocean Shore Boulevard in Ormond Beach when she drove into the southbound lanes, into the path of a group of motorcyclists, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Dunn’s van ran into a motorcycle driven by 64-year-old Charles Bixler of Concord, N.C. Bixler was killed in the 9 p.m. crash.

Motorcyclists Stephen Forstner, 63, of Cornelius, N.C., and Edward Hileman, 62, of Valdosta, Ga., suffered minor injuries when they drove off the road to avoid Dunn and overturned their bikes.

Dunn was booked into the Volusia County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, DUI causing property damage and DUI manslaughter.

Earlier Saturday, a motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Seville. Sunday, that motorcyclist was identified by FHP as 55-year-old William Johnston of Orange Park.

The crashes happened as bikers from around the country were in Volusia County for the annual Bike Week event.

Today is the last day of this year’s Bike Week.

dbreen@tribune.com

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