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Motorcyclist killed in crash with school bus in Sarasota

The 24-year-old rider crashed into the back corner of the bus as it made a turn, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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SARASOTA, Fla. — A 24-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash with a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tuttle Avenue and 22nd Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say the motorcyclist was speeding north on Tuttle Avenue and crashed into the right rear corner of the bus as it made a turn. The rider was not able to slow down in time, the FHP said.

The motorcyclist, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were 27 high school students on board the bus. They were not hurt nor was the 73-year-old driver, troopers said.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area while Sarasota County deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol investigate the crash.

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