• FHP: Apopka motorcyclist killed in early-morning I-4 crash

    By: Chip Skambis


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 50-year-old motorcyclist is dead after he wiped out on I-4 near the Disney Springs exit early Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. 

    Fredrick Murphy, of Apopka, was driving east on I-4 after getting on at State Road 536 around 4 a.m. when he lost control of the motorcycle, troopers said. 

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    The motorcycle flipped over and threw the man off, according to the crash report. 

    He was taken to Celebration Hospital, where he later died, troopers said. 

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    Troopers were unable to determine if he was wearing a helmet, the crash report states. 

    According to the crash report, a blood-alcohol test on the driver is pending. 

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