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Motorcyclist killed in collision with Manatee deputy's cruiser

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a Manatee County deputy's cruiser, the sheriff's office reported Wednesday night.

The fatal crash occurred in the 1800 block of Cortez Road W in Bradenton around 9:10 p.m.

According to the sheriff's office, the motorcycle struck the deputy's patrol vehicle. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash, detectives say, is under investigation until further information, including the names of the involved subjects, will be released.

Stay with Bradenton.com for updates.

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