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Hillsborough man dies in Clearwater motorcycle crash

CLEARWATER

Man dies when thrown from his motorcycle

A Hillsborough County man died Saturday night in a motorcycle wreck after driving recklessly, according to Clearwater police. Justin Leigh Asmundo, 25, was driving a yellow Suzuki GSX motorcycle east on Causeway Boulevard near Island Way at excessive speeds before 10 p.m. when he went airborne, hit the median and was thrown from the bike and into a small tree, police said. Asmundo, who lived near Carrollwood, had been driving in the curb lane approaching a small bridge before the crash, witnesses told police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police partially closed Causeway Boulevard until 11:50 p.m. Asmundo had been arrested four times, the last in 2009, on driving under the influence charges, according to Hills­borough County Sheriff's Office records.

Today's picks

HERNANDO COUNTY

Landscape maintenance class: 5:30 p.m., Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. Free. (352) 754-4433.

PASCO COUNTY

Live music: 3-7 p.m., Eagles Aerie 3752, 4149 New River Road, Zephyrhills. (813) 780-1558.

Dinner dance: 4-8:30 p.m., Aripeka Elks Lodge, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Sandwiches, doughnuts, coffee. Music by Ed Salmon's String Band. $3. (727) 863-2520.

Today's meetings

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

PASCO COUNTY

Zephyrhills City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall, 5335 Eighth St.

Hillsborough man dies in Clearwater motorcycle crash 07/10/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 10, 2011 9:10pm]
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