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UPDATE: FHP investigating fatal crash on U.S. 41

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist early Friday morning.

Just after 7:00 a.m., FHP responded to the intersection of U.S. 41 and Pearl Avenue for reports of a multi-vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a motorcycle.

According to troopers, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident shut down the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 for about an hour as authorities processed the crash.

At this time the cause of the collision is unknown as investigators continue to collect information.

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