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Riverview motorcyclist killed on I-75 in Tampa

TAMPA — A 30-year-old Riverview man died Sunday morning after apparently losing control of his motorcycle and being thrown into a sign and a guardrail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Matthew G. Lyle was going north in the outside lane of Interstate 75 when he changed to the inside lane near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, according to a preliminary investigation.

Troopers said they believe Lyle lost control of his 2007 Honda motorcycle, ran off the road onto the grassy median and tried to brake. The motorcycle overturned, throwing him into a metal construction sign and then into the guardrail.

Lyle, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by Tampa Fire Rescue at 9:28 a.m.

An investigation is continuing, and troopers say the account of the wreck could change as they learn more.

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