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Motorcyclist killed in Putnam County Sunday

Christian Roy Anderson, 68, was not wearing helmet, officials said

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A man died early Sunday morning when he drove off of the road and hit a tree, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

At around 3 a.m., Christian Roy Anderson, 68, was driving his motorcycle south on U.S. Highway 17 when he drove off the highway, across a median and struck a tree, officials said.

Anderson, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Authorities are trying to determine why he drove off of the highway.