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Tampa man, Georgia woman killed in Pasco motorcycle crash

The crash occurred Saturday afternoon on State Road 56.
 
The man who died was riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle on westbound State Road 56, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The man who died was riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle on westbound State Road 56, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol. [ Times ]
Published Feb. 11|Updated Feb. 11

A Tampa man and a Georgia woman died in a motorcycle crash Saturday in Pasco County, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 30-year-old man was driving a Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle on westbound State Road 56, troopers said. He was traveling “at a high rate of speed,” according to the news release.

Around 3 p.m., a 32-year-old Wesley Chapel woman was driving eastbound in a Nissan Altima. At the intersection of Piazza Avenue, she turned left into the path of the motorcyclist, who hit the car and died at the scene, according to the news release.

The woman and three adult passengers in the car suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, troopers said. The fourth passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Fitzgerald, Georgia, was taken to a hospital and died from her injuries, the highway patrol said.

No additional details were available about the drivers or passengers Sunday morning.