The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the driver who troopers say fatally struck a motorcyclist with a flatbed truck Wednesday in Tampa and then drove away.
The crash happened about 9 p.m. on U.S. 301 near the entrance ramp to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway when the driver of the flatbed truck heading south turned left into the path of a motorcyclist riding north, troopers said.
The motorcyclist, a 49-year-old Tampa man, died at the scene. The Highway Patrol does not typically release the names of people killed in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law.
After the crash, the truck driver drove away and was last seen heading east on the S.R. 618. The truck was a light-colored, flatbed tow truck loaded with a short yellow school bus, troopers said.
Troopers asked anyone with information on the crash to contact the Florida Highway Patrol by dialing *FHP (*347) or Crimes Stoppers by dialing **TIPS (**8477).