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1 dead in motorcycle crash in St. Petersburg

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 A motorcyclist died in a crash early Sunday morning in St. Petersburg, according to police.

The crash happened on 6th Street South and 42nd Avenue South around 2:18 a.m.

According to police, a Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on 6th Street when the driver lost control.  The motorcycle veered to the left and struck the curb of the street.  The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and hit a pole before landing in the road.

The driver was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he died.

Bay News 9 – local-news

May 15, 2016 |

Tarpon Springs man dies in motorcycle crash in Pasco County

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A Tarpon Springs man died after a crash in Pasco County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened on Friday just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and Leonard Road.

Terry Dillard Jr., 24, was riding his Suzuki motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41. According to troopers, that’s when a Ford SUV traveling eastbound on Leonard Road attempted to turn left onto U.S. 41. and traveled into the path of Dillard’s motorcycle.

Troopers said Dillard attempted to avoid a collision with the SUV, but the front of his motorcycle hit the left side of the vehicle.

Dillard was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North where he was pronounced dead. Troopers said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of a Ford SUV, Jason Lombardi, 27, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North for minor injuries.

The Florida Highway Patrol said charges are pending in this case.

Bay News 9 – local-news

April 2, 2016 |
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