A 33-year-old Plant City motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Brandon early Tuesday.
The motorcyclist lost control of his Yamaha around 3:15 a.m. while making a right turn from E Adamo Drive onto northbound U.S. 301, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The motorcycle hit the raised center median, overturned and came to rest in the path of a northbound Toyota Camry.
The car then crashed into the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died.
There was a passenger on the bike, an 18-year-old Riverview woman, who was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the Camry was not injured.
No further information is available at this time regarding the accident.
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