TAMPA, Fla. — The motorcyclist who drove off after a crash that sent another rider over a wall and off an Interstate 4 overpass is in speaking with investigators, the Florida Highway Patrol on Saturday said.
According to law enforcement, at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, the two motorcycles were headed east on I-4 west of 50th Street when they collided. One of the motorcycles hit the south shoulder barrier wall on an overpass, sending driver Eric Lee Jordan, 35, of Riverview, over the wall.
He fell about 100 feet onto 50th Street.
Jordan was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
The driver of the other motorcycle abandoned his passenger, a 30-year-old woman, and fled. FHP says Saturday afternoon that using driver records, social media and other tips, they were able to identify the motorcyclist.
That person later contacted authorities.
Charges are possible, depending on the outcome of the investigation.
Anyone with more information about the crash asked to call the highway patrol at 813-558-1800 or *347.
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