A Tarpon Springs man died after a crash in Pasco County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The accident happened on Friday just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Leonard Road in Lutz.
Terry Dillard Jr., 24, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41 when troopers say an eastbound Ford SUV attempted to turn left from Leonard Road onto U.S. 41 and traveled into the path of Dillard’s motorcycle.
Troopers said Dillard attempted to avoid a collision with the SUV, but the front of his motorcycle hit the left side of the vehicle.
Dillard was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North where he was pronounced dead. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of a Ford SUV, Jason Lombardi, 27, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North for minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol said charges are pending in this case.