Motorcyclist dies in Putnam County crash

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – A 36-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday afternoon in a crash in Putnam County, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said an SUV was traveling north on State Road 19 while the motorcyclist was traveling southbound. FHP said the SUV driver made a left turn to enter the parking lot of a restaurant and traveled into the path of the motorcyclist, resulting in the collision.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver of the SUV, a 72-year-old man, sustained minor injuries, FHP said.