Tarpon Springs man dies in motorcycle crash in Pasco County

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A Tarpon Springs man died after a crash in Pasco County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened on Friday just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Leonard Road.

Terry Dillard Jr., 24, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41. According to troopers, that’s when a Ford SUV traveling eastbound on Leonard Road attempted to turn left onto U.S. 41. and traveled into the path of Dillard’s motorcycle.

Troopers said Dillard attempted to avoid a collision with the SUV, but the front of his motorcycle hit the left side of the vehicle.

Dillard was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North where he was pronounced dead. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of a Ford SUV, Jason Lombardi, 27, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North for minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol said charges are pending in this case.

Bay News 9 – local-news

April 2, 2016 |

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