ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said five motorcycle riders have died in four different crashes around Central Florida since Saturday night.
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The first deadly motorcycle crash occurred at around 8:50 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 27 and Northwest 90th Avenue in Marion County.
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Troopers said a 31-year-old Ocala man died after he lost control and overturned his motorcycle on the grass median.
A major crash occurred at around 10:35 p.m. Saturday on State Road 44 and Eau Claire Avenue in Volusia County.
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Troopers said a person driving a car crossed into the opposite lanes and struck two motorcycles heading the other direction. One rider was seriously hurt and a rider and passenger on the other motorcycle were both killed. A third rider suffered minor injuries as he moved to avoid the crash.
A rider was also killed after a single motorcycle crashed at around 10:35 a.m. Sunday at Orange Blossom Trail and Overland Boulevard in Seminole County.
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Another deadly single motorcycle crash occurred 10 minutes later at 10:45 a.m. at Austin Merritt Road and Dusty Lane in Lake County.
Thousands of motorcycle riders are on the roads in Central Florida this weekend after the start of Bike Week on Saturday in Volusia County.
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