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Motorcyclist killed in Plant City crash

PLANT CITY — A motorcyclist died after a crash Thursday afternoon in Plant City, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

About 4 p.m., the agency said, the driver of a GMC Envoy heading east on Hillsborough Avenue swerved to avoid traffic stopped ahead. As it swerved, the sport utility vehicle entered opposing traffic and collided nearly head-on with a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist — a 53-year-old man whose name has not been released — was not wearing a helmet. He died at the hospital, troopers said.

The SUV's driver, 20-year-old Julia Lopez, of Plant City, did not sustain any injuries.

An investigation continued.

Motorcyclist killed in Plant City crash 12/19/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 19, 2013 7:57pm]

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