MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed in a Marion County crash Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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The 60-year-old man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on State Road 40 before 2:30 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, he failed to slow down to accommodate a Honda Pilot in front of him that was preparing to stop at a red light.
The rider was thrown when the motorcycle fell on its left side and both hit the rear of the crossover SUV.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene of the crash, according to the report.
The woman driving the Honda Pilot and the three teenage passengers were not injured.