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.