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New Tampa accident kills motorcycle rider

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Tampa Police say 26-year-old Joseph Ashpaugh of Tampa was driving a 2008 KAWASAKI Motorcycle on Commerce Palms Dr. when Rossi C. Lopez also of Tampa struck him with a 2008 Pontiac G6 at the intersection of Commerce Palms Dr. and Compton Dr. in New Tampa. 

Lopez told police that she did not see Ashpaugh approaching as she entered the intersection.  Police say Ashpaugh had the right of way, and his motorcycle struck the left side of Lopez's Pontiac. Ashpaugh was ejected from his motorcycle, and went through the rear left side window of the Pontiac, and became lodged in the back seat of the Pontiac.  Police say Ashpaugh died at the scene. Lopez was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way at a Stop Sign.

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