MANATEE COUNTY-  One man is dead after crashing his motorcycle on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, The Motorcycle was heading Northbound on Lakewood Ranch Blvd just before 11 AM and was speeding. The driver attempted to pass a vehicle as he approached a driveway exit near Gatewood Drive. The motorcycle hit a car exiting the driveway, spinning the car while the driver was flung from the motorcycle.

 “Most certainly when you are a vulnerable user of the roadway,” Trooper Kenn Watson said. “Most certainly that would be someone on a motorcycle, it is critically important that you are obeying all the speed limits and that you are not improperly passing. Unfortunately this was something, a young man decided to go a little too fast, decided to pass someone who may have been in a hurry and unfortunately it cost him his life.”

The driver of the car was also injured.