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Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV in Wesley Chapel

WESLEY CHAPEL — A 21-year-old man was killed and a 39-year-old woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when their vehicles collided at Overpass and Boyette roads in Wesley Chapel, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Quinton Shankle of Zephyrhills was heading north on Boyette Road on his 1993 Honda motorcycle, passing a vehicle that was turning right into the intersection at Overpass Road at about 1 p.m. The driver of a sport utility vehicle, Vanessa Vincent of Wesley Chapel, was turning into the intersection from Overpass when the front of Shankle's motorcycle struck her vehicle, the FHP said.

Shankle was thrown from his motorcycle while Vincent's SUV went off the road and into a lot.

Shankle died at the scene. Vincent was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with serious injuries.

According to the FHP, Shankle was wearing a helmet and Vincent had on a seat belt. An 8-year-old boy who was a passenger in Vincent's SUV was uninjured in the crash.

Witnesses are encouraged to call Cpl. Scott Campbell of the FHP toll-free at 1-800-500-1240.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV in Wesley Chapel 09/21/08 [Last modified: Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:23pm]
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