Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash on SR 70

Last Updated: Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Lakewood Ranch man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night. 

The crash occurred around 10:15 p.m. on State Road 70 and Lena Road in Manatee County.

Troopers said a motorcycle, driven by Luke Plasencia, 21, was traveling westbound on SR 70 behind a Toyota Van, when the motorcyclist attempted to change lanes and struck the right rear of the van. 

After colliding with the van, the motorcyclist traveled into the center lane and was hit by a Ford Mustang. 

Plasencia was pronounced dead on scene. 

All but one of the five occupants in the van received minor injuries. 

The driver of the Mustang was not injured. 

The crash remains under investigation.