Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Public safety

Troopers name Danish motorcyclist who died Sunday in Interstate 4 accident

TAMPA — Authorities have released the identify of the motorcyclist who lost control of his Harley-Davidson in the intersection nicknamed "malfunction junction" Sunday morning and was catapulted from an Interstate 4 overpass onto the side of Interstate 275 below.

Kenneth Kjaerbye, 46, of Denmark, died at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash happened about 11 a.m. as Kjaerbye was traveling west on I-4. At the juncture of I-275, he tried to change lanes but lost control, the patrol said.

The 2013 Electra Glide struck the I-4 barrier wall and the driver was thrown over the wall and onto the shoulder of I-275, an estimated 30 feet below. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.

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