A Carrollwood man is dead following a motorcycle crash in Town 'N Country early Tuesday morning.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies say Ralph Taravella, 47, of Ridgwell Court was heading southbound on Anderson Road near Elmfield Drive Aug. 13 when he lost control of his 2007 Honda motorcycle on a left-hand curve. Taravella, who was wearing a helmet and eye protection, went down on the sidewalk and then struck a wall.
He died at the scene.
Traffic in the area was rerouted for several hours.