Motorcyclist killed in crash with pickup truck in Lake County

Crash happened on CR-44A near Bill Collins Road

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Volusia County man was killed on Sunday when his motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened around 1:32 p.m. on County Road 44A near Bill Collins Road.

According to a crash report, a Ducati motorcycle, being driven by a 51-year-old Enterprise man, was traveling southbound on County Road 44A approaching Bill Collins Road directly behind a Chevrolet pickup truck with a trailer going in the same direction.

Troopers said the motorcyclist attempted to pass the truck in a no-passing zone at the same time the pickup truck attempted to make a left turn to travel east on Bill Collins Road.

As a result, the front of the motorcycle struck the left rear of the pickup truck, but the crash report does not specify what happened next.

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

The driver of the pickup truck, a 19-year-old man from Umatilla was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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