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Spring Hill man killed in Lake County motorcycle crash

EUSTIS — A Spring Hill man was killed Saturday in a Lake County traffic crash after a large sign blew onto the road and hit the windshield of his motorcycle, authorities said.

The 67-year-old man was riding a 2008 Honda trike motorcycle west on State Road 44 near Eustis at about 2 p.m., authorities said. Witnesses told Florida Highway Patrol troopers that a commercial sign became detached from where it was posted and blew into the road.

The sign hit the motorcycle's windshield and caused the man to lose control. The bike moved into the eastbound lanes and into the south shoulder before crashing into a wall, authorities said. The driver was taken to Florida Hospital in DeLand, where he died.

Officials did not release the man's identity pending notification of his next of kin.

The crash remained under investigation.

Spring Hill man killed in Lake County motorcycle crash 03/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 2, 2013 10:44pm]
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