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Motorcyclist, 36, dies in Hernando Beach crash

HERNANDO BEACH — A 36-year-old man died Sunday night after a collision with a car sent him flying from his motorcycle, state troopers said.

Lawrence A. Bellino Jr., 36, of Pennsylvania was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle around 9:40 p.m., headed north on Shoal Line Boulevard at the Jewfish Drive intersection when a southbound 2008 BMW sedan attempted to turn left in front of him, officials said.

The BMW, driven by Stephen E. Valdes Jr., 49, of Hernando Beach turned into Bellino's path, troopers said.

Bellino crashed into the passenger's side of the BMW, sending him flying from his motorcycle, troopers said. He landed in the middle of the road.

Bellino, who had been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information was immediately available in the investigation, which remained under way Monday morning.

Motorcyclist, 36, dies in Hernando Beach crash 03/12/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 12, 2012 7:50am]
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