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65-Year-Old Trinity Man Killed in Motorcycle-Truck Collision on Veterans Expressway

65-Year-Old Trinity Man Killed

65-Year-Old Trinity Man Killed

By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)Publish Date: June 19th, 2024

Key Takeaways:

  • A fatal crash occurred on the Veterans Expressway (SR-589) on June 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

  • The accident involved a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Ford F150 with a trailer.

  • The motorcycle driver, a 65-year-old male from Trinity, died from injuries sustained in the collision.

  • The truck driver, a 26-year-old male from Port Richey, was uninjured.

  • The incident took place near Milepost 8 in the northbound lanes.

  • Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident, and the northbound lanes were temporarily closed.

Hillsborough County, FL – A tragic accident occurred on the Veterans Expressway (SR-589) that resulted in the death of a Trinity man.

The crash involved two vehicles: a Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by a 65-year-old male from Trinity, and a Ford F150 with a trailer, driven by a 26-year-old male from Port Richey. Both vehicles were traveling northbound near Milepost 8.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened when the Harley Davidson, traveling in the express entrance lane, attempted to change lanes to the inside travel lane, moving into the path of the Ford F150. Despite evasive maneuvers by the truck driver, the motorcycle and the truck collided.

The impact caused the Harley Davidson to overturn. Both vehicles came to a rest in the northbound travel lanes, causing a significant traffic disruption.

Emergency responders arrived quickly on the scene and transported the motorcyclist to a nearby hospital. Tragically, he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Ford F150 was uninjured in the crash.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine if any additional factors contributed to the collision. The northbound lanes were temporarily closed for several hours, causing traffic delays as the scene was cleared and investigated.

This fatal accident serves as a somber reminder of the risks on the road and the importance of vigilant driving. The Florida Highway Patrol urges all drivers to exercise caution, especially when changing lanes on high-speed expressways.

Further information about the identities of the individuals involved has not been released at this time. The community mourns the loss and extends condolences to the family of the deceased.



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