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Motorcyclist dies days after State Road 54 traffic crash

LAND O' LAKES — A 46-year-old motorcyclist hospitalized after a traffic crash on State Road 54 on Saturday died days later, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Jose David Cruz Garcia, of New Port Richey, was heading east on a 1999 HD Sportster west of Gunn Highway about 5:30 p.m. Saturday when he moved into the left turn lane and crashed into the center concrete median, troopers said.

Garcia was thrown from the motorcycle onto the westbound lanes of State Road 54. He was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with what appeared to be serious injuries.

Garcia was later transferred to a hospice center, where he died, troopers said.

An investigation remained under way early Thursday.

Motorcyclist dies days after State Road 54 traffic crash 04/04/13 [Last modified: Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:33pm]
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