18-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash in Desoto County

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An 18-year-old woman was hit and killed while riding her motorcycle near S.E Airport Road and County Road 760A on Friday.

According to FHP, at around 3 p.m. the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on County Road 760A and made a left turn onto S.E Airport Road directly in front of a semi-truck that was traveling westbound on County Road 760A.

The front of the semi-truck hit the right side of the motorcycle in the intersection.

The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased on scene by DeSoto County E.M.S.

The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating this crash.

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