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Tampa motorcyclist dies in Citrus County crash


Published:   |   Updated: February 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

A Tampa man was killed Sunday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle and driving off the roadway in Citrus County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Paul Philip Badro was traveling eastbound on County Road 494, west of South Schooner Drive, in Crystal River around 4:30 p.m. when he lost control after pulling a “wheelie.”

Badro, who was wearing a helmet, struck a road sign and was thrown from the motorcycle, landing in a water canal along the roadway.

Badro died at the scene, the FHP said.

Investigators are determining whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, the FHP said.

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