68-year-old Motorcyclist died on Wednesday from wreck on I-75

A 68-year-old Wimauma motorcyclist passed on Wednesday after he collided with the rear of a vehicle that had eased back for traffic on Interstate 75, as indicated by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred about 11:21 a.m. on northward I-75 south of the Big Bend Road exit.

The motorcyclist was riding north on the inside lane. In front of him was a vehicle driven by a 79-year-old woman with a 74-year-old male passenger, both from Stroudsburg, Pa. At that point all traffic including the vehicle had slowed.

The motorcyclist didn’t or could not stop in time and collided with the rear of the vehicle, troopers said.

He was tossed from the bike. He was taken to an emergency clinic, where he later died due to his injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, as per the Highway Patrol. The vehicle’s passengers were wearing safety belts and were not harmed.

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