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First Alert Traffic: 65-year-old man dies in single-vehicle crash

Posted at 4:42 PM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 12:05:15-04

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of one man Saturday night after his vehicle ran off the roadway.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 65-year-old Eugene William Depastino, of Bradenton, was traveling northbound on Town Center Parkway near River Oak Run in Bradenton, at 5:12 p.m., when his Suzuki scooter ran off the road.

Troopers say the vehicle traveled into the grass median before colliding with a tree. Depastino was thrown from his scooter as a result of the collision.

At this time it is unknown what caused Depastino to exit the roadway but, troopers say he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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