Motorcyclist from Gainesville dead after crashing into semi truck

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a semi truck at the intersection of County Road 236 and County Road 239 in Alachua County on Tuesday afternoon.

Marcian Bastian, 38, of Gainesville was killed, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

A semi truck traveling south on CR-239 started moving through the intersection after stopping at the intersection of CR-236. Bastian was traveling west on CR-236 when he failed to stop at the intersection and hit the left rear of the semi trailer.

The release mentioned that Bastian was wearing a helmet and it is currently unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.