MANATEE — A motorcyclist died in a crash Thursday on northbound U.S. 41 and 39th Street East in Palmetto, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Charles L. Washington Sr., 65, Palmetto, was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the FHP report.
About 6:07 p.m., Washington was northbound in the outside lane passing traffic when he reportedly lost control of his motorcycle and traveled off the east side of the roadway striking a street sign and guardrail.
As of 9:30 p.m. Thursday, three troopers were still on the scene of the accident. The road was cleared by that time.