Florida man on motorcycle killed in crash involving bear


A 42-year-old Florida man is dead after colliding with a bear while riding his motorcycle, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The report says the incident happened night in Marion County on State Road 40, just west of US-19 around 11 p.m.

Troopers say the Ocala man was traveling westbound when the front of his motorcycle struck a bear that was in the westbound lane.

The bike then overturned onto its left side, and the driver was ejected.

FHP says the driver was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The report does not give the identity of the motorcycle driver nor any details about the condition of the animal.


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