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Two people died from their injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Inverness on Sunday night. A 19-year-old Marine on leave from Iraq was taking his 16-year-old friend for a motorcycle ride.

The two crashed into a pick up truck pulling a trailer at North Croft Avenue and East Dawson Drive.

Both riders were ejected from the motorcycle and were taken to Citrus Memorial Hospital. Neither was wearing a helmet when they crashed.

According to Florida law anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. The driver and passenger in the pick-up truck were not hurt in the accident. A police officer was attempting to pull over the motorcycle prior to the accident. The officer reported that the motorcycle was going 80 mph.

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