Tampa Police Investigating Fatality Crash on Busch Boulevard Involving a Motorcyclist
Tampa Police are investigating a traffic fatality on Busch Boulevard at the
entrance to southbound I-275. The crash occurred at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Monday, October 8,, 2018.
At this early stage several details are still being investigated. Tampa Police can confirm that at approximately 6:15 a.m. on Monday, a motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Busch Boulevard when the motorcycle ran into the side of a trailer that crossed the westbound lane of Busch Boulevard while entering the entrance to southbound I-275.
The motorcyclist – who is not yet being identified, pending notification of next of kin – is an adult male. He was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck that was pulling the trailer remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. He has not been charged.
The westbound lanes of Busch Boulevard from Nebraska Avenue to Florida Avenue were closed for more than two hours, and have since reopened.
The case remains under investigation.