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Motorcyclist dies in 3-vehicle crash on I-75 in Pasco County, troopers say

The 75-year-old man from Hudson first collided with a sedan being driven by a Tampa man, then a pickup truck driven by a Brandon man.
 
Troopers say a 75-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a sedan and a pickup truck on Interstate 75 on Sunday evening.
Troopers say a 75-year-old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a sedan and a pickup truck on Interstate 75 on Sunday evening.
Published Dec. 12, 2022

A 75-year-old man from Hudson has died after colliding with two vehicles while trying to merge onto Interstate 75 Sunday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The motorcyclist was heading south on the Blanton Road entrance ramp around 6:35 p.m. and, as he tried to merge with southbound traffic on the highway, he collided with a sedan being driven by a 24-year-old Tampa man in the outside lane, troopers said.

The crash sent the motorcycle into the center lane, where he collided with a 78-year-old Brandon man’s pickup truck, the Highway Patrol said.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, troopers said. He was wearing a helmet.

Neither of the other two drivers was injured in the crash, according to the agency, nor was the lone passenger, a 56-year-old Riverview man who had been riding in the pickup.

The Highway Patrol did not name any of those involved in the crash.