Fatal collision claims life of Neptune Beach man


A Neptune Beach man died Saturday after an SUV collided with the motorcycle he was riding on SR A1A in South Ponte Vedra Beach.

Neil Phelps, 44, was riding his motorcycle north on A1A in South Ponte Vedra Beach shortly before 4 p.m. June 17 when a black SUV traveling south turned left into his path near 2477 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd. The motorcycle and SUV collided in the northbound lane of A1A.

Phelps, a father of three who worked for D.R. Horton of North Florida, was flown to UF Health Jacksonville, where he later died from his injuries. According to the authorities, the driver of the SUV was Kelly Saltman, 30, of Ponte Vedra Beach. She and her two passengers – a 5-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy – were uninjured.

A GoFundMe account has been established for Phelps’s children at https://www.gofundme.com/amazing-father-of-3-killed-in-crash.