News: Leesburg man killed when motorcycle collides with car at Ocala intersection


OCALA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a car at an intersection in Ocala on Saturday afternoon.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports state troopers responded to the scene at Southeast 31st Street and Southeast 36th Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m.

According to the FHP, a man was driving his motorcycle west on Southeast 31st Street and went through the intersection as the driver of a Toyota Camry was making a left turn onto Southeast 36th Avenue and the vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Leesburg man, was ejected from the bike and suffered fatal injuries.  He was wearing a helmet, troopers said.  A 49-year-old Ocala man who was driving the Toyota was not injured.

The drivers of the car and the motorcycle both had a yellow light at the time of the collision, authorities said.

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