News: Merge collision in Tampa claims life of motorcyclist 


TAMPA, FL – A 65-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson tried to merge into a northbound Veterans Expressway lane and hit a pickup truck with a trailer, leading to his death Tuesday. 

This collision happened after 4 p.m. near milepost 8, according to WTSP. The impact led the motorcycle to overturn and the Ford F-150 pickup truck to eventually come to rest in other northbound lanes. 

Florida Highway Patrol said an ambulance took the motorcyclist (and issued him a trauma alert) to a local hospital, where he later passed away, while the truck driver, a 26-year-old man, was unharmed. 

FHP and crews closed a majority of the northbound lanes for several hours before reopening all. Before the reopening, traffic delays could be seen towards Exit 4 before Hillsborough Avenue. 

No other details are available. 

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