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1 dead after motorcycle crash in Manatee County on Oct. 6

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Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 2:29 PM EDT
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - One person has died after a motorcycle crash in Manatee County on Oct. 6.

According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, the crash happened at State Road 62 and U.S. 301 around 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 6.

A motorcycle driven by a 72-year-old Ellenton man was traveling east on State Road 62 and failed to slow for another motorcycle, driven by a 58-year-old man, that was in front of him.

The 72-year-old collided with the 58-year-old and fell off his motorcycle. The 72-year-old was taken to Blake Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced dead at the hospital on Oct. 7. The 58-year-old was uninjured.

Officials are still investigating the crash.

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