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2 dead in fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 75 in Sarasota, troopers say

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Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 75 Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Around 10:55 a.m., 59-year-old Bruce Petrezlka was traveling northbound in the middle lane of I-75 near mile marker 174 when his 2006 Honda Goldwing motorcycle veered off the road and into a wooded area, according to a crash report.

Troopers say Virginia Petrezlka, 56, was a passenger on the vehicle. The motorcycle collided with a tree and both riders were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims of the crash are from Norway, Iowa, according to a crash report. Neither Petrezlka nor his passenger was wearing a helmet and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, authorities say.

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