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Motorcyclist killed in crash, driver seriously injured

The crash happened Sunday night and shut down all westbound lanes of University Parkway in Sarasota.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

SARASOTA, Fla. — A man is dead and another is in serious condition following a crash Sunday night in Sarasota. 

FHP says the crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of University Parkway and Kentucky Street

A car tried to turn left from Kentucky Street onto the eastbound lanes of University Parkway. A motorcyclist was traveling westbound on University Parkway, approaching Kentucky Street. According to FHP, the car traveled into the oncoming path of the motorcycle, causing the right front of the motorcycle to collide with the left side of the car.

Both the car and motorcycle came to rest in the crossover median between the westbound and eastbound lanes of University parkway. 

FHP says the motorcyclist died from injuries he received from the crash. The man driving the car is listed in serious condition. 

The crash shut down all westbound lanes of University Parkway at Shade Avenue for several hours last night as FHP, with the help of Sarasota Sheriff's deputies, worked the crash.

Check back with 10 Tampa Bay for updates.

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