51-year-old Clermont motorcyclist killed in Lake County crash

Crash happened at U.S. Highway 27 and Green Cove Boulevard

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla – A 51-year-old Clermont man riding a motorcycle was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash along U.S. Highway 27 in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened at 2:47 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Green Cove Boulevard.

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According to a crash report, a SUV being driven by a 51-year-old Clermont woman was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 27 when the driver attempted a left turn onto eastbound Green Cove Boulevard — into the direct path of the motorcyclist, who was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 27.

As a result, the SUV struck the motorcyclist, according to the FHP.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, troopers said.

The driver of the SUV remained on the scene and was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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