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Sarasota Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 9 months ago

Motorcyclist killed in collision on Bee Ridge Road

No other injuries reported in crash Thursday night.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

A 19-year-old motorcycle rider was killed Thursday night in a collision with a sport-utility vehicle on Bee Ridge Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

No other injuries were reported in the crash that took place at 8:16 p.m. at the intersection with Worcester Road, west of Beneva Road.

The Highway Patrol reported Jett Wong, riding a Yamaha FZ09 motorcycle east on Bee Ridge, approached the intersection of Worcester Road in the right lane. A GMC Suburban driven by 68-year-old Donald Hartery of Sarasota was in the middle lane preparing to turn left from westbound Bee Ridge to Worcester.

According to the Highway Patrol, the motorcycle – traveling at what a report called “a high rate of speed” – collided with the right rear of the Suburban in the outside lane.

The Highway Patrol reported Wong was wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.

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