BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a pregnant woman died in a motorcycle crash near Bradenton.

FHP says 18-year-old Shaneice Porter was approaching an intersection late Wednesday when her motorcycle struck a curb and she lost control of the vehicle. Porter was thrown from the motorcycle and struck a stop sign. The motorcycle continued rolling along the road before overturning.

According to troopers, Porter was eight months pregnant.

Porter and her unborn child died a short time later at Blake Medical Center.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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