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Land O Lakes man, 25, dies in motorcycle involved crash in Lutz

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-19 13:04:13-05

A 25-year-old Land O Lakes man died Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a van on U.S. 41 and Second Avenue SE in Lutz, officials said.

A 2008 Suzi GSX13000 motorcycle operated by Jamie Aleckson Halley was traveling northbound on U.S. 41 south of Second Avenue Southeast in Lutz shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

A southbound 2006 Ford Van driven by Cevdut Bengul, 40, of Lutz attempted to make a left turn onto Second Avenue Southeast. The Ford van entered the path of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle hit the passenger side of Ford van. The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. 0000

The motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed before the collision, the highway patrol report said.

No charges had been filed by early Sunday.

State troopers do not believe alcohol was a factor.