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Monday, April 15, 2024

Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-75 in Marion County

A 36-year-old man from Reddick was killed on Monday after his motorcycle crashed into a sedan on Interstate 75 in Marion County.

Shortly before 4:55 p.m., the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed near mile marker 372. According to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report, witnesses observed the motorcycle collide with the rear of the sedan, and the motorcyclist proceeded to lose control of his vehicle.

The Florida Highway Patrol, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion County Fire Rescue responded to I-75 in reference to the accident. The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the sedan, identified in the report as a 20-year-old Fort Myers man, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation. The names of the drivers involved in the accident were not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.