TAMPA, Fla. — Two people were killed early Sunday in a motorcycle crash in northwest Hillsborough County. 

  • 2 dead in motorcycle crash
  • Crash happened on Gunn Highway in Keystone area
  • Man, woman killed, Were not wearing helmets, authorities said

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened just after 6 a.m. on a winding portion of Gunn Highway at Racetrack Road in the Keystone area. 

Deputies said a man and woman were riding the motorcycle southbound on Gunn Highway, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, hit a road sign and both individuals were thrown from the bike. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

A passerby, who happened to be a doctor, found the crash scene. He attempted to aid the injured man and woman and then called 911.

Deputies said it appears the motorcycle may have taken a curve too fast and went off the road. Officials said the driver and passenger were not wearing helmets. 

Deputies closed Gunn Highway between Racetrack Road and Copeland Road for several hours Sunday morning. 

The crash remains under investigation and authorities have not released any further information as of yet.