Troopers said a Rockledge man lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle in Brevard County on Friday and died

Florida Highway Patrol records show Robert Toupin, 48, had been traveling northbound on Interstate 95 at about 9:47 p.m. when he ran over a large piece of tire tread littering the roadway.

Toupin lost control of his motorcycle, ran off the roadway and veered into the right shoulder. The motorcycle overturned multiple times before tossing Toupin off the motorcycle.

FHP troopers said Toupin struck some trees along the roadway then landed in a flooded ditch. Reports show he died from his injuries.

The crash report shows Toupin had been wearing his helmet.

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