News: Motorcyclist dies after colliding with garbage truck on State Road 54


PASCO COUNTY, FL – A motorcycle and a garbage truck were involved in a fatal crash in Pasco County Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to a report by Pasco News Online, the collision took place in the area of State Road 54 and Monmouth Drive.  The FHP said the driver of a westbound Waste Management garbage truck was trying to make a turn from SR-54 onto Monmouth Drive and crashed into an eastbound motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider died at the scene.  He was a 51-year-old man from Lutz, authorities said.  The truck driver, a 35-year-old resident of Spring Hill, was not injured.

State troopers are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident.

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