Venice Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On 41 Near Jessie Harbor Dr
Venice Florida - A man from Venice died after being involved in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening.
According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash took place as a 27-year-old man from Venice was riding a motorcycle at a high rate of speed on U.S. 41 heading south toward the intersection with Jessie Harbor Drive.
As the motorcyclist approached Jessie Harbor Drive, an 83-year-old man from Osprey was driving a Sport Utility Vehicle with a 79-year-old female passenger heading east on Jessie Harbor Drive at the intersection with U.S. 41.
At 5:58:00 PM, the driver of the SUV attempted to turn left from Jessie Harbor Drive onto US 41, and turned directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
The front of the motorcycle collided with the left side of the Sport Utility Vehicle. The impact of the crash threw the motorcyclist from his vehicle an onto the roadway. The motorcycle came to a stop in the southbound left lane of U.S. 41. and the motorcyclist died from his injuries sustained in the crash.
The impact of the crash rotated the SUV and it came to a stop in the paved median of U.S. 41.
Neither the driver nor the passenger of the SUV was injured in the accident.
FHP has stated the crash remains under investigation.
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