7th motorcyclist dies as Bike Week concludes in Daytona Beach
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DAYTONA BEACH Florida Highway Patrol officials have identified a seventh motorcycle-related death during Bike Week in Daytona Beach.
The highway patrol says 51-year-old James R. McLamb died Friday night after crashing in Oak Hill.
Authorities say McLamb was traveling southbound on U.S. 1 during a rainstorm. Highway patrol spokeswoman Kim Miller says a police officer clocked McLamb at high speed and tried to catch up to him.
Miller says McLamb failed to negotiate a sweeping curve, slid across the median, was thrown from his motorcycle and hit a sign post. He died on the scene.
Bike Week 2008 ended Sunday. Eight people died because of motorcycle-related accidents during the 10 days of last year's Bike Week.