19-year-old dies in a motorcycle crash on I-75


PALMETTO, Fl. — A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 75 in Manatee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred around 3:20 a.m., August 12th, on southbound I-75 near Moccasin Wallow Road in Palmetto.

Authorities report the 19-year-old man was traveling above the speed limit in the inside lane when he lost control of his motorcycle and veered into the inside median. The agency added that he hit the guardrail and cable barrier and was thrown from the bike.

The motorcyclist landed in the grassy median after losing control and hitting a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Manatee County EMS.