Husband, wife killed when wire spool falls from truck, strikes motorcycle

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a husband and wife on a motorcycle were killed when a large spool of wire came off a truck and struck them Tuesday morning.

The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. in a construction zone along State Road 415 north of State Road 46, according to troopers.

Troopers said the two victims were on a motorcycle heading south on SR 415 when the spool of wire came off the truck, which was heading north.

Troopers said the truck didn't stop and continued north, but returned to the scene about 1:45 p.m.

The victims, whose names haven’t been released, were traveling in a group for their weekly ride with friends when the accident happened.

"A truck lost like a big roll of wiring and it bounced back on the road and hit them head-on," said friend Bob Demers.

Friends told Channel 9 the couple lives in Florida during the winter and are from Quebec.  

"Thirty-five of us took the ride this morning, and that's what happened," said Demers.

Charges are pending, troopers said.

SR 415 was closed for most of the day as troopers investigated the fatal accident.