A Land O’Lakes motorcyclist died following a Friday night crash with an SUV in Wesley Chapel.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV was heading east on State Road 54 near the intersection of Eiland Road at about 7:30 p.m., while the motorcyclist was heading west. The SUV, driven by a 16-year-old girl from Dade City, turned left into Eiland, and the motorcycle hit the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
The motorcyclist, a 27-year-old man, was taken to a nearby hospital and later died, police said. It was unknown if he was wearing a helmet, according to an incident report. His name was not released because of the Florida Highway’s interpretation of Marsy’s Law, an amendment to the state Constitution.
A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol said an investigation into the crash is ongoing.