Motorcyclist Dies After He Loses Control, Strikes Sign, Lands In Ditch

EUSTIS, Florida—A motorcyclist is dead following a crash shortly before sundown Saturday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

A 69-year-old man from Missouri was riding a motorcycle southbound on State Road 19 at 5:33 p.m. when he attempted to turn right to travel west on County Road 19A, near Dam Smoker. He lost control, struck a sign and overturned in a ditch, FHP Lt. Kim Montes said in a press release. The man was ejected and transported to AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares, where he was pronounced dead.

It is unknown if the man was wearing a helmet, Montes said.

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