Scooter rider victim of late night fatal crash

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SARASOTA - A fatal accident along a Suncoast roadway slowed the early morning commute.

It happened around 1:30 am at University Parkway and Whitfield Avenue.

33-year-old Nicole Beth Moore and the victim were traveling westbound on University Parkway in the right lane approaching the intersection of Whitfield Avenue.

Moore was traveling behind the victim, who was on a scooter.

Moore’s vehicle struck the rear of the scooter, ejecting the driver of onto the roadway.

Traffic was shut down for about three hours in the westbound lane overnight.

No word yet on the victim’s identity. Charges are pending.