Motorcyclist killed in high-speed crash on I-275 in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Largo man was speeding on his motorcycle when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer on I-275 Thursday morning and died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the 39 milepost.

Troopers said the 23-year-old was traveling north at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer. He died at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

The report does not mention whether alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for several hours.

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