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Motorcyclist Dies After Collision with Garbage Truck

ODESSA – An early morning crash claimed the life of a motorcyclist after he collided with a garbage truck.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, just before 7:00 a.m. this morning, a 35-year-old Spring Hill man was operating a Waste Management garbage truck traveling westbound on SR-54. At the intersection of Monmouth Drive, the driver attempted to make a left turn across the eastbound lanes and drove into the path of a motorcycle driven by a 51-year-old Lutz man. As a result of the collision, the driver suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.


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