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Bradenton man killed in motorcycle crash

MANATEE — A Bradenton man died after the driver of a pickup truck made a left turn in front of his motorcycle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The FHP report said at about 10 p.m. Thursday, the motorcyclist was riding west on 38th Avenue East when Jack W. Fruggiero, 28, turned his 1997 Chevrolet pickup in front of the man’s 1986 Suzuki bike, at 31st Street East. The victim has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

Fruggiero was not injured when the motorcycle slammed into the front right side of his truck, but the motorcyclist died from his injuries, the FHP report said. The crash was still under investigation.

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