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Tampa Motorcyclist Dies After Tow Truck Hit And Run

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TAMPA, Fla – A 49-year-old Tampa man has died following a crash that happened around 9:03 pm on Wednesday, after a tow truck hauling a school bus struck his motorcycle and then fled the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the tow truck driver was traveling south on US-301 in the left lane to enter the SR-618 eastbound entrance ramp around 9:03 p.m.

While the Tampa man was on his motorcycle heading north on US-301, a tow truck turned left into the path of the man, striking him.

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Following the crash, the suspect fled the scene and was last seen driving eastbound on SR-618. The motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash.

According to troopers, the suspect’s vehicle is described as a light-colored flatbed tow truck loaded with a short yellow school bus.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call *FHP or Crime Stoppers at **TIPS.

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