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Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 27, 2000

TAMPA -- A 38-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning after his motorcycle slid under a semitrailer truck pulling a double trailer that turned in front of him, police said.

Larry Gene Leblanc Jr. died at the scene at N 40th Street and Lake Avenue. He was southbound on N 40th Street when the northbound truck made a left turn into his path, police said.

Leblanc, of 3817 Lawanda Loop in Zephyrhills, braked, but lost control, colliding with the truck and sliding beneath the tires.

The driver, 63-year-old Charles Herron Jr., heard a noise and stopped, police said. Herron, of Candler, N.C., was charged with violation of right of way.

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