Motorcycle rider and passenger killed

OKEECHOBEE — A motorcycle driver and his passenger were killed on Saturday, April 13 at approximately 1 p.m. when for unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the motorcycle.

Christopher Biedenkapp, 43 of Northport was traveling westbound on State Road 70 when he lost control. The motorcycle traveled across the median and both eastbound lanes of traffic. Both Mr. Biedenkapp and his passenger, 41-year-old Belinda Biedenkapp were thrown from the motorcycle as it began to overturn and both passed away at Raulerson Hospital.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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