JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Today at approximately 3 p.m. a motorcyclist was traveling the south bound in the 1500 block Lane Avenue when he lost control of the motorcycle and struck a small sign, a utility pole guide wire, and a small picket fence.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Witnesses stated that he was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate the curve. No other vehicles were involved and there was only one rider.
This marks the 75th traffic fatality in Duval county this year and the 15th involving a motorcyclist.
South bound Lane Ave. at Manotack will be blocked for another hour.
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