- <!– –>
The Associated Press
TAMPA, Florida (AP) – A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Interstate 75 near Tampa.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Sunday as 46-year-old Elmer Cecil Brown Jr. was traveling along an entrance ramp to northbound I-75.
The highway patrol says Brown crossed the painted median between the entrance ramp and the outside lane. He was struck by a vehicle and ejected from the motorcycle. Brown came to rest in the center lane of the interstate and was struck by another vehicle.
The vehicle that initially hit Brown traveled to the outside shoulder of the highway and collided with a concrete barrier wall.
Brown died at the scene. The other drivers were not injured.
Northbound Interstate 75 was closed for two hours during the investigation.
Check out some of our most read stories from 2013:
#shortyellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights
Terrorism Warning: Memo says terrorists practicing dry-runs on Florida flights
Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children
Courtroom apology: Woman apologizes for flipping off judge
Weird ice: Strange, giant circles appear on frozen pond
Controversial Club: College student organizes “White Student Union”
Warning Shot Wife: Mother gets 20 years for firing warning shots at abusive husband
Science Arrest: Teen girl arrested over science project explosion
Wait, WHAT?? Dog shoots man in the leg with a handgun
Popular photo galleries:
Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers
Travon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos
Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant
Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV ***warning graphic***
Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole
Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here
Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here