PLANT CITY — A motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle slammed into him as he rode on Hillsborough Avenue near Plant City, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Jimmy Ray Gay, 53, of Conyers, Ga., was headed west just before 4 p.m. on a 2007 Harley-Davidson as a 2006 GMC Envoy approached from the east, troopers said. The driver of the Envoy, 20-year-old Julia Lopez of Plant City, swerved into the westbound lanes to avoid traffic that was slowing ahead of her, troopers said.
The Evnoy collided head-on with the motorcycle, authorities said.
Gay, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to South Florida Baptist Hospital, where he died, troopers said. The crash remains under investigation.