A man died Wednesday night after he lost control of his speeding motorcycle and tumbled more than 100 feet in Marion County, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said.

  • Driver lost control of his motorcyle in Marion County
  • FHP says man was traveling at "high rate of speed"
  • Both the man and  motorcycle "tumbled over 100 feet" after he lost control

At around 10:10 p.m., Kenneth Dean Fox Jr., of Umatilla, was driving his 2016 Kawasaki Ninja on the southbound lane of County Road 25 at a “high rate of speed” as he approached a right hand curve, FHP stated in a report.

The 25-year-old driver failed to handle the curve and drove across the centerline and into the northbound lane and onto the east grass shoulder, the FHP stated.

Fox lost control of his motorcycle and fell off of it as it began to overturn. Both he and the motorcycle “tumbled over 100 feet before coming to rest on the shoulder” of the road, the FHP reported.

Fox was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP has not yet determined if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Fox was not wearing a helmet, the FHP stated.

The investigation is ongoing.