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Fatal crash in Sanford, FHP confirms

William Martinez, 27, pronounced dead at Central Florida Regional Hospital

SANFORD, Fla. – A motorcycle rider was pronounced dead Wednesday after his motorcycle collided with a car, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

William Martinez, 27, of Deltona was killed when he was ejected off the bike and struck a tree, officials said.

The crash occurred at 4:45 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and St. Johns Parkway.

A driver of 2000 Mitsubishi was traveling northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and the motorcycle driver was driving southbound.

When the driver of the car attempted to make a left turn on westbound St. Johns Parkway, she turned into the path of Martinez, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Martinez was pronounced dead at Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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