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Motorcyclist dies in crash in Sarasota

A motorcyclist died in a crash early Thursday on the roundabout at Main Street and Orange Avenue in downtown Sarasota, according to Sarasota police.
A motorcyclist died in a crash early Thursday on the roundabout at Main Street and Orange Avenue in downtown Sarasota, according to Sarasota police. Bradenton

An Alaska man was killed early Friday when he crashed his motorcycle at a roundabout in downtown Sarasota, according to Sarasota police.

About 1:46 a.m., Aleksandr V. Vasilevskiy, who may have been speeding, was heading eastbound on Main Street when struck the roundabout at Orange Avenue and thrown off the motorcycle, police said in a news release.

The intersection of Main and Orange was closed for several hours, reopening shortly before 6:30 a.m.

Vasilevskiy was from Delta Junction, Alaska.

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