Bradenton man dies in pickup truck crash

MANATEE — A man died shortly before noon Sunday when his older model Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck crashed into a tree on the north side of 26th Avenue East, near Mixon Fruit Farm.

“For an unknown reason, the driver drifted off to the north side of the road, crashed into a tree and died of his injuries later at Manatee Memorial Hospital,” said Cpl. James Wilmeth of the Florida Highway Patrol.

The victim was identified as Harry Charles Starkey, 53, of Bradenton.