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Moore Haven man dies in motorcycle crash on U.S. 27

Posted at 9:27 AM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 09:27:14-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers say a Moore Haven man died Sunday night when he drove his motorcycle off the highway in Hendry County.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 27 and State Road 80, between Clewiston and Moore Haven.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 71-year-old Walter Lewis was riding a GoldWing motorcycle westbound on U.S. 27.  As he approached the right curve in the road, the motorcycle entered the grass median and Lewis was ejected from the bike.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.