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A fatal motorcycle accident last night in Sarasota.
** Update on the now Fatal Accident **
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are continuing their investigation into a traffic fatality that occurred Saturday morning at the intersection of Siesta Drive and Higel Avenue, Sarasota. The intersection was closed from approximately 12 a.m. until 5 a.m.
Just after midnight, a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Higel Avenue and lost control of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was then struck by another vehicle that was traveling southbound. The motorcyclist succumbed from injuries at the scene.
The next of kin of the motorcyclist has not been notified. It is unknown if speed, drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.