Motorcyclist Dies in Hillsborough Crash with Semi Truck
The motorcyclist lost control of his bike and collided with the semi tractor-trailer.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Wimauma man died Wednesday (March 16) when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and collided with a tractor-trailer.
Jose Mario Cruz, 34, of Wimauma, died at the scene of his injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
FHP troopers said Mr. Cruz was driving a 2006 Kwasaki ZX600 southbound on U.S. 301 near Park Creek Boulevard about 1 p.m. at a high rate of speed, passing other vehicles. Kevin Donell Crumdy, 46, of Tampa was driving a 2014 semi tractor-trailer northbound on U.S. 301. He was towing a 54-foot-long flatbed trailer. Crumdy was making a U-turn across the southbound lanes of U.S. 301, troopers said. Mr. Cruz tried to avoid a crash and lost control of his motorcycle, which overturned and collided with the truck’s trailer. It is unclear if Mr. Cruz had been drinking. Troopers said no charges are pending.
For information on the FHP, go to flhsmv.gov.
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