John Henry Regan, Amanda McClure in Palm Beach County, Florida Crash; Regan Killed

September 11, 2013

By Elaina Robbins on September 11, 2013 10:18 AM |

John Henry Regan and Amanda McClure were involved in a Palm Beach County, Florida crash on Interstate 95 on Saturday, news sources report. Regan's motorcycle was apparently rear-ended by Amanda McClure's car. Regan was pronounced dead at the scene, while McClure, 24, was not injured. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident. It is too early to say whether McClure will be charged or cited for the crash. It is also unclear whether Regan's family will file for damages.

According to reports, those close to Regan described him as a kind and caring man who more than deserved his nickname, "Angel." The day of the crash, Regan was reportedly traveling to Stuart to escort a group of World War II veterans to Palm Beach International Airport. The veterans were set to board a "Honor Flight" to Washington, D.C., sources indicate.

The crash reportedly occurred around 2:50 early Saturday morning on Interstate 95. around the Donald Ross Road exit in Palm Beach County. Regan was northbound on the interstate in his 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle. McClure allegedly approached from behind in her 2010 Lexus and rear-ended Regan's motorcycle. The collision threw Regan from the bike into the interstate's grassy median. Additional details regarding the crash were not available at press time.

Regan was pronounced dead at the location of the crash, reports say. McClure, who is from Palm City, was apparently unhurt. It is unclear whether alcohol, speed, or inclement weather played a role in the crash. "That was Jack, on the highway at 3 in the morning to be there for people he never met," Rick Regan, Regan's brother, reportedly said following the tragic incident.

Interstate 95 is host to dozens of car accidents every month. A few weeks ago, a speeding motorist crashed into another car on a Miami-Dade County stretch of Interstate 95, injuring six people, sources report. Information regarding the victims' identities was not available right after the crash. Police are looking into the details; at the time the article was written, there had not been any charges. An update on the case is not currently available.

Reports say the crash happened on Interstate 95 in the Miami-Dade region. The cars, the make and model of which are not known, were both southbound on the interstate. One of the drivers was speeding and apparently lost control, struck a guardrail, and collided with the other vehicle, sources say. The force of the collision ejected two of the speeding car's occupants, according to reports. Those victims sustained critical injuries and were transported to the Ryder Trauma Center. The other victims' injuries were not as serious, reports say, but they still required medical care. It is not clear how the injured victims are doing at this time.

"Due to the severe injuries, we're investigating this accident as a traffic homicide investigation," a Florida Highway Patrol officer reportedly said. While speed was purportedly a contributing factor, it is too soon to tell whether alcohol or other factors played a role as well.

Source: 9.5.13 Regan Collision.pdf