Biker dies in roundabout crash in Riverview

Posted at 1:25 PM, May 14, 2016

A man died when his motorcycle left the road in a roundabout on Boyette Road, authorities said.

Ricky Alan Shortt, 57, of Riverview, was riding his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Boyette Road approaching Mosiac Drive, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Shortt failed to negotiate the curve, struck the curb and was ejected from his motorcycle, a sheriff's office release states. He was found about 6:15 a.m. Saturday underneath his bike in landscaping in the center of the roundabout.

It appeared he been there for several hours, the release states.

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy and toxicology test to determine the cause of death and whethere alcohol contributed to the crash.

Shortt was not wearing a helmet at the time.

The investigation continues.