One person dead after motorcycle crash in Bradenton

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BRADENTON – One person is dead after an accident involving a motorcycle and car in Bradenton.

It happened on Cortez Road at Palma Sola Boulevard shortly before 8 a.m. Friday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Jonathan Frye of Bradenton was headed westbound on Cortez Road when a Mercedes that was headed the opposite direction turned left in front of him.

Frye, who was wearing a helmet, struck the right side of the car and came to a rest in the intersection.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No charges have been filed yet against the driver of the car, 89-year-old Ernest Tafflin of Bradenton, but are pending further investigation.