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2 dead after motorcycle crash in Manatee County

The motorcycle driver attempted to brake to avoid the SUV, causing his bike to flip on its side, FHP said.
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BRADENTON, Fla. — Two people are dead after a motorcycle slammed into an SUV Friday night in Manatee County, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.

It happened just before 9:45 p.m. on State Road 70 near Interstate 75 in Bradenton.

Troopers said a 25-year-old man and his passenger, a 22-year-old woman, were riding a motorcycle west on State Road 70 at when they came up behind a 77-year-old woman driving an SUV at a slower pace.

The man attempted to brake, causing the bike to flip on its side and crash into the back of the car, according to FHP.

The 22-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The SUV driver and her passenger were uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation. No further details are available. 

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