Bradenton man dies in motorcycle accident


BRADENTON – A Bradenton man died after a motorcycle accident Saturday Evening.

According to a release from Florida Highway Patrol, just after 5 p.m., 65-year-old Eugene Depastino was traveling northbound on Town Center Pkwy. in Bradenton when he traveled off the roadway, into a grass median and into a tree.

Depastino was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical, where he died from his injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Hallie Peilet is an Indiana University graduate with a degree in broadcast journalism, and a minor in music. She has had experience in several media outlets. Previously, she interned for WCIU-TV in Chicago, learning about production and live reporting. During her senior year at IU, she worked as a reporter and anchor for her campus news station, and as a multimedia journalist for WTIU/WFIU, the PBS/NPR affiliate in Bloomington. She grew up just outside of Chicago in Munster, Indiana, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, discovering new music, and watching Chicago sports. If you have an idea for a story, e-mail her at


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