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Motorcycle rider dies in collision with another motorcycle near Hudson

The crash occurred Monday morning as they were turning left together at U.S. 19 and Meridian Boulevard, troopers said.
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Published Oct. 11

HUDSON — A motorcycle rider died in a collision with another motorcycle Monday morning north of Hudson, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The victim, a 70-year-old New Port Richey man, was riding south on U.S. 19 near Meridian Boulevard about 7:45 a.m., nearly parallel to another rider in the same travel lane, the Highway Patrol said.

Both motorcycles began turning left and the other rider, a 60-year-old Hudson man, struck the left side of the first motorcycle, causing it to hit a curb and overturn, the Highway Patrol said.

The New Port Richey man was taken to a hospital where he later died of his injuries. The Hudson man was not injured. Neither man was wearing a helmet.

The Highway Patrol did not release their names.