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PHUKET - An American tourist died in a motorcycle accident after failing to take a curve on a road near the Le Meridien Beach Resort early Monday morning. 

Police at the Karon station said the victim was found lifeless on the ground along with a motorbike and a bouquet of roses nearby. The man was later identified as Simon Ashley, 32.

The man was on his way back from Patong beach, he was bringing the flowers along as a surprise gift for a girl in Karon beach before leaving on a flight home on Tuesday, police said.

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