I-75 crash pasco county

Tampa Man Dies When Motorcycle Collides With Trailer On I-75 In Pasco County

A Tampa man has died in a crash that happened early Tuesday morning, according to state troopers.
Source: FHP

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A Tampa man has died in a crash that happened early Tuesday morning, according to state troopers.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, on Tuesday at 12:30 AM, a 2014 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling southbound on I-75 near Milepost 274 at a high rate of speed. 

The motorcyclist, a 23-year-old Tampa man, overtook and collided with a trailer full of vehicle parts being towed by a 2012 Ford F250. 

Upon impact, the motorcyclist was ejected into the open trailer as debris from the collision spread across all southbound lanes of the interstate. 

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Suffering serious injuries, the motorcyclist was airlifted to an area hospital for medical care and later died.

The driver of the F250, a 53-year-old Apollo Beach man, was uninjured during the collision. 

A secondary crash occurred due to the debris and initial collision involving five vehicles with no injury to any of the drivers. 

The crash closed the southbound lanes of I-75 until 3:40 AM. 

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