A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a pickup truck in Gibsonton.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Roberto Joseph Cosme, of Gibsonton, was struck around 6:50 p.m. while riding southbound on U.S. 41, south of West Bloomingdale Avenue in Gibsonton.
The FHP said Cosme was behind a Dodge Ram when its driver, 44-year-old Ricky Allen, attempted to change lanes while on a curve.
Cosme did not slow down and struck the back of the truck, troopers say.
Cosme, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he later died, troopers say. Allen suffered minor injuries.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers say.