Myakka City man dies in motorcycle crash

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL. - A Myakka City man is dead after crashing his motorcycle Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 4:20 p.m. on Betts Road, North of Anson Acres Road in Manatee County.

23-year-old Nicholas Solana of Myakka City was driving his Toyota Tacoma southbound on Betts Road north of the intersection of Anson Acres Road. 35-year-old Ernesto Bernal of Myakka City was driving his Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Betts Road.

Solana attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, when Bernal struck the right side of the Tacoma.

Bernal was transported to Blake Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Solana was charged with Violation of Right of Way.