Plant City Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Florida Avenue in Tampa

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Plant City Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Florida Avenue in Tampa

Samuel Lougheed, age 23 of Plant City, Florida was killed in a crash that occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) say that Lougheed was traveling northbound on Florida Avenue, south of 131st Avenue in the outside lane at a high rate of speed on a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle.

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Darlene Hamilton, age 62 of Tampa, Florida was traveling in a 1999 Ford pickup southbound on Florida Avenue, north of 131st Avenue in the center left turn lane.

Troopers say that Hamilton turned left at 131st Avenue into the path of Lougheed.  He was ejected from the motorcycle which ultimately overturned into a water-filled ditch.

Lougheed who was wearing a helmet at the time, died at the scene of the crash.

Troopers say that Hamilton was not injured.

The investigation continues.

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