Italian motorcyclists die, run over by truck in Florida

Authorities say two men from Italy crashed their motorcycles on a Florida highway and were fatally run over by a semitrailer.

A Florida Highway Patrol news release says Bruno Dicosimo and Francesco Vitagliano crashed their bikes Thursday morning on Interstate 75 near Ocala.

FHP says Dicosimo and Vitagliano, both of Torino, Italy, were traveling north on the highway when they tried to slow for traffic. Dicosimo lost control, causing his motorcycle to go down. Troopers say Vitagliano also lost control and went down while trying to avoid Dicosimo. Both men slid away from their motorcycles and were run over by the semi, which was then clipped by an SUV.

No injuries were reported to the drivers of the semi or SUV. No charges have been reported for the crash.

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