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Motorcyclist crashes, then fatally struck by Pinellas deputy on I-275 in Tampa

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A Tampa man was killed Wednesday night when he was ejected from his motorcycle after crashing into a concrete barrier on Interstate 275 and struck by an oncoming Pinellas County deputy, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Joel Matthew Shubert, 38, of Tampa, was driving a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle southbound in the inside lane near the Interstate 4 interchange around 11:37 p.m. when he lost control and crashed into the concrete barrier wall, troopers said.

Upon impact, Shubert was thrown from the motorcycle, over the wall and into the northbound inside lane of I-275, troopers said.

Deputy Jane Hanna, 26, of Largo, driving a marked Pinellas County Sheriff's Office patrol car northbound in the inside lane of 1-275, hit Shubert as he lay on the road, troopers said.

Shubert died at the scene, troopers said, and Hanna was not injured.

The report did not indicate whether Hanna was on duty or off duty during the time of the crash.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers said.

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