A tragic accident on US Highway 27 in Lake County has left a family mourning the loss of their 26-year-old son, Jack Dyer. According to authorities, Dyer was killed after losing control of his motorcycle and being struck by multiple vehicles on December 17th.
Around 6:30 p.m., the incident occurred at the intersection of US Highway 27 and Frank Jarrell Road. Dyer fell off his motorcycle and was subsequently run over by at least eight vehicles. The family, devastated by the loss, is struggling to comprehend the sudden and tragic death of their loved one.
Jack Dyer’s father, John Dyer, described the situation as a “nightmare” and expressed his disbelief at how multiple vehicles could continue to run over his son. He emphasized that Jack was a human being, not an animal, and questioned how such a tragedy could occur. “It’s a nightmare, it’s horrendous, it’s just crushing. The first car probably killed him. I don’t think he suffered, but how did all of those cars just keep running him over? He’s not a deer in the road; he is a human being,” John Dyer, Jack’s father, said.
The tragedy unfolded on Dyer’s 26th birthday, as his parents sent him birthday wishes but received no response. Two days later, on December 19th, they received the devastating news of his passing when two police officers informed them of the fatal motorcycle accident.
Jack Dyer served in the army as a paratrooper, a decision that surprised his family as he had previously been afraid of heights. Despite his fears, he volunteered to serve his country and became an avid surfer. Adopted from Russia at the age of five, Dyer grew up in New York and later moved to Orlando after high school before joining the military.
The Dyer family has experienced tragedy before, as Jack’s sister, Katy, passed away a few years ago during the pandemic. In the midst of their grief, the family is finding solace in their faith, believing that God ultimately determines the length of one’s life.
Florida Highway Patrol is currently conducting an active traffic homicide investigation into the accident. No further updates have been provided at this time.