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Bradenton man killed in motorcycle crash on U.S. 301

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A deadly crash was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 301 at Tallevast Road, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
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A deadly crash was reported shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 301 at Tallevast Road, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

A Bradenton man was killed in a motorcycle crash that blocked multiple lanes of U.S. 301 in Manatee County on Thursday morning.

The deadly motorcycle crash was reported shortly after 8 a.m. on U.S. 301 at Tallevast Road, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The motorcycle, driven by 44-year-old Jason Tasler of Bradenton, was driving south in the left lane of U.S. 301. A tractor trailer was also southbound on U.S. 301 and was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Tallevast Road.

Tasler passed traffic in front of him on the left, going into the left-turn-only lane and went back into left lane, where he struck the rear of the trailer.

Tasler was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 41-year-old man driving the tractor trailer was not injured in the crash.

The road was cleared and reopened by 10:45 a.m.

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Sara Nealeigh covers breaking stories and other real-time news across Manatee County and Florida for the Bradenton Herald. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for a local newspaper in Ohio before moving to Bradenton in 2016.


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