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Lake Placid motorcyclist died

LAKE PLACID - A motorcyclist who crashed Thursday evening on Catfish Creek Road died on Friday. According to the report from Florida Highway Patrol Trooper William J. Delaney, Robert Brian Hargrove, 51, of Lake Placid, was westbound on at 7:30 p.m. when his 1999 Harley Davidson went off the north shoulder, struck palmetto bushes and scrub oaks, then continued west into soft sand. The report said the motorcycle finally collided with a wire fence and overturned, ejecting the driver. Hargrove was flown by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital, where he died.