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Motorcyclist dies, passenger critically hurt in Tampa

TAMPA — A motorcycle driver died in a Tampa crash Friday evening and his passenger is in critical condition, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Highway Patrol identified the couple as John Wyatt, 75, and Wilma Wyatt, 59, of Sun City Center.

A 1997 Chevy Camaro driven by Wayne Timothy Gardner II, 21, of Apollo Beach was northbound on U.S. 301 when he turned left into a paved median to get on Interstate 75. The Camaro stopped at the posted yield sign in the median.

Meanwhile, the Wyatts were southbound on U.S. 301 in the center lane on a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle.

FHP said the Camaro went into the path of the motorcycle, and they collided.

John Wyatt, the driver, died at the scene. Wilma Wyatt, the passenger, was taken to Tampa General Hospital.

Alcohol was not involved, the Highway Patrol said.

Motorcyclist dies, passenger critically hurt in Tampa 10/31/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 31, 2009 9:48pm]
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