A 66-year-old motorcyclist in Westchase has died after a van struck him Saturday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
According to deputies, the motorcyclist was driving a 2007 FJR motorcycle on southbound Race Track Road at the intersection of Countryway Boulevard.
The man reportedly stopped behind a silver Nissan Rogue at the intersection around 9:10 a.m., when the driver of a white Chrysler Town and Country van approached, striking both the motorcyclist and the Rogue.
The Sheriff’s Office said the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle into the middle of the intersection.
He was airlifted to St. Joseph’s main hospital and was pronounced dead.
Deputies do not believe alcohol was a factor in the deadly crash.
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