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Motorcyclist, passenger found dead in Hillsborough County after apparent crash: Deputies

Posted: 8:20 AM, Aug 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-25 18:18:44-04
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CITRUS PARK, Fla. — A motorcyclist and his passenger were found dead on the shoulder of Gunn Highway after an apparent crash on Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office received a call shortly after 6 a.m. from a motorist who saw the motorcycle on the side of the road pulled over and found the bodies of a man and woman.

Sheriff's office investigators believe the couple were riding southbound on Gunn Highway when they lost control in a curve and hit a road sign. Both were thrown from the bike, a sheriff's office release said.

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Authorities believe speed was a factor and say neither rider was wearing a helmet. Their identities have not been released, pending notification of next-of-kin.

Gunn Highway was closed from Copeland Road to Race Track Road for several hours during the investigation.