Tampa Motorcyclist Dies In Hillsborough Crash, Florida Highway Patrol Says

A 34-year-old Tampa man has died after his motorcycle collided with a van on State Road 400 in Hillsborough County on Friday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The motorcycle was in the outside center lane of eastbound SR 400 and the van, driven by a 61-year-old man from Richmond, Michigan, was in the outside eastbound lane when a black SUV suddenly changed lanes, driving into the path of the motorcycle, troopers said.

The motorcyclist swerved into the outside lane and reduced his speed as he tried to avoid a collision, but he struck the back of the van near Orient Road around 7:40 p.m., the Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital, where he died, the release said. The driver of the van was not injured, nor was his passenger — a 61-year-old woman from Richmond, Michigan.

The Florida Highway Patrol did not name any of the people involved in the crash.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

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