Motorcyclist dead after crash in Lakeland

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A motorcyclist is dead in central Florida after running a red light and colliding with a sports utility vehicle.

The Lakeland police department announced the 2004 Suzuki motorcycle struck a 2000 Jeep Cherokee SUV in the intersection of South Florida Avenue and Lime Street shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the motorcycle was reported stolen from Kissimmee in December.

Peter Nelson of Tampa was driving the Cherokee and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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