18-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash in Marion County, troopers say

Crash happened on NW 100th Avenue near CR-329 in Reddick

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man on a motorcycle was killed Tuesday morning in a crash with a sedan in Marion County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on NW 100th Avenue near County Road 329 in Reddick, FHP said.

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Troopers said the 18-year-old motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Northwest 100 Avenue and a sedan was traveling southbound on the same road, when the motorcycle traveled into the southbound lane, striking the right front of the sedan.

Troopers said the man was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest on the grass shoulder of the road. He wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time, FHP said.

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

The driver of the sedan was uninjured.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

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