Motorcyclist dies after crash on US-41 in Port Charlotte

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Florida Highway Patrol vehicle. Credit: Florida Highway Patrol

Florida Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after a crash on US-41 in Port Charlotte on Thursday.

Troopers say the crash happened near the intersection of US-41 and Village Marketplace just before 2 p.m.

According to troopers, an SUV was traveling north in the left turn lane on US-41 when it turned left and in front of a motorcycle traveling south in the middle lane on US-41.

Troopers say the front of the motorcycle hit the side of the SUV, and the bike’s rider was ‘separated’ from his motorcycle. Troopers say he was not wearing a helmet.

During the crash, the spare tire in the SUV came off and hit a third vehicle that was nearby.

Troopers say the motorcyclist died at the hospital on Friday.

Florida Highway Patrol says the crash is still under investigation.

Florida Highway Patrol does not release crash victims’ names, citing Marcy’s law.

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