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Motorcyclist dies in Seffner crash

SEFFNER — A motorcyclist died Tuesday after colliding with a sport utility vehicle and being thrown from the bike, authorities said.

At 4:52 p.m., Keith Richard Shontz, 49, of Valrico was riding west on State Road 574 just east of Kingsway Avenue when an SUV turned left into his path, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

He hit the passenger side of the SUV, got ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene, the report said. He was not wearing a helmet, the patrol said.

The SUV driver, Elaine Bass Reeder, 59, of Seffner violated his right of way, the patrol said, but no charges have been filed and no citation has been issued.

The crash remained under investigation.

Motorcyclist dies in Seffner crash 04/10/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:10pm]
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