Italian motorcyclists killed in I-75 crash

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Two motorcyclists from Italy were killed in a crash along Interstate 75 Thursday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, it was just before 10 a.m. when Bruno Dicosimo and Francesco Vitagliano were headed northbound on I-75 near Ocala, each aboard a Harley Davidson FLTRX. As they approached slow traffic north of the exit for Highway 484, Dicosimo lost control of his bike. The Harley slid onto its side, knocking Vitagliano from his bike in the process as well.

The motorcyclists rolled into the path of a passing tractor-trailer, which struck them. Both riders died at the scene.

Troopers said both men were from Torino, Italy.

The highway was closed for several hours as investigators tended to the scene.