Florida husband and wife kill each other in head-on collision on dirt roadBy Mason White 6:45 PM August 20, 2013
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A couple was killed in a horrific crash after they crashed into each other on a dirt road near their home.
Michael Arnold, 36, and Tracy Arnold, 40, of Brooksville, Florida, were married since 2006 and shared their love for motorcycles and ATVs, until those same vehicles caused their deaths.
At 9:30 pm, the wife was riding her dirt bike in one direction while the husband was riding an ATV in the opposite direction.
The vehicles collided, and the husband and the wife were both thrown from their vehicles, according to the Florida Highway Police incident report.
The couple hit a rough patch in their relationship recently. In a text message before the accident Tracy Arnold told a family member that Michael Arnold had left the house without her after an argument.
Tracy Arnold’s older brother, Steve Gorin, said that the couple’s marriage had recently become rocky. It is speculated that Tracy Arnold went out to find her husband when she drove down the dirt road where she knew he was likely to be found.
When Tracy Arnold drove her YZ85 Yamaha dirt bike down the dirt road she collided with her husband, who was driving his Yamaha Banshee ATV. None of them wore a helmet, and both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Steve Gaskins said that the street light near the crash site appeared to be working.
Police are still waiting for toxicology reports to determine if alcohol was a factor.
Tracy Arnold had two daughters, ages 16 and 21, from a previous marriage.