A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a bus in Tarpon Springs on Thursday.
According to Tarpon Springs police, the crash occurred around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Tarpon Avenue and Huey Avenue.
The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man, collided with a privately operated bus. No passengers were aboard the bus at the time of the collision.
Paramedics transported the biker to Florida Hospital North Pinellas, where he later died of his injuries.
No further information on the crash is available.
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