Motorcyclist dies in Bradenton crash

BRADENTON - Bradenton Police are investigating the death of a 40-year-old motorcyclist after he crashed into the rear of a pickup early this morning, said Bradenton Traffic Sgt. Brian Thiers.

Troy Bozarth, of Bradenton, died at the scene of the crash just after midnight near the intersection of Manatee Avenue West and 51st Street West.

Bozarth, who was not wearing a helmet, struck the back of the pickup while heading west on Manatee Avenue at an undetermined high rate of speed, Thiers said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash can contact Traffic Officer David Sullivan at (941) 932-9318.