• Pinellas Park motorcyclist killed in crash on I-75 in Sarasota County at mile marker 194 •

SARASOTA COUNTY – A 24-year-old man, 24, died this morning after his motorcycle collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The biker was traveling north on I-75 in the southbound lane and hit the right front of the tractor-trailer, which was traveling south, near mile marker 194 in Sarasota county. The motorcycle caught fire as it broke in half, troopers said.

The biker was rushed to Venice Regional Hospital, where he died. FHP troopers said the he was not wearing a helmet.

The investigation by FHP continues.

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