Troopers identify motorcyclist killed in Brooksville crash

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into a utility pole in Brooksville Saturday night.

The incident happened on U.S. 41 near Broad Street and Ancient Trail.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 51-year-old Gene Arden Leavitt Jr. was traveling southbound on the highway when his 2001 Yamaha left the roadway and hit a utility pole.

Leavitt was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the FHP report. He sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

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