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Motorcyclist killed in Naples crash on Collier Boulevard

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 11:18:06-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Troopers say a Naples motorcyclist died Friday night when a pickup truck made a U-turn in front if him.

It happened on Collier Boulevard just before 10 p.m. Friday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 57-year-old James Galarza was riding a motorcycle southbound on Collier Boulevard when a northbound pickup truck driven by 27-year-old Jacob Siegert of Naples made a U-turn into the southbound lanes, into the path of Galarza.

The motorcycle crashed into the right rear of the truck.

Galarza, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by FHP.