GPD investigating motorcyclist’s death on Waldo Road


Gainesville Police Department (GPD) is investigating a crash that took place around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, in the 300 block of NE Waldo Rd.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcyclist, identified as Christopher B. Wilmer, 32, was traveling north on Waldo Rd. when he collided with a sport utility vehicle crossing NE Waldo Rd. on NE 3rd Ave.

Wilmer sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead, despite the efforts of first responders. The roadway was closed down for several hours while GPD Traffic Homicide investigators processed and analyzed the scene. This investigation is ongoing.