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Gadsden Co. motorcyclist killed while trying to avoid a Saturday night collision

Published: Dec. 25, 2016 at 3:25 AM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

December 25, 2016

GADSDEN CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- A Quincy man is dead after trying to avoid hitting a car Saturday night.

It happened around 7:45 p.m.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Micheal Hopkins was driving east on County Road 268, near the intersection of County Road 270.

That's when his motorcycle suddenly passed another vehicle. Hopkins swerved onto the shoulder of the road, trying to avoid a collision.

His motorcycle overturned. He was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries.