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Start of long holiday weekend begins with fatal motorcycle crash

Posted at 8:41 AM, Dec 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-23 11:13:18-05

The busy holiday travel weekend began early Saturday with a fatal motorcycle crash near the intersection of Euclid and Manhattan avenues in South Tampa. 

Ryan B. Alvarez, 36, of Tampa, was riding a motorcycle on South Manhattan Avenue when the bike struck a tree in the median.

Alvarez was pronounced dead after the crash, which was reported shortly before 3 a.m.

No further information was provided about the crash.

A portion of Manhattan Ave. from Bay Vista to Euclid avenues was closed for a couple of hours early Saturday. Manhattan Avenue now is open.