Fatal St. Petersburg Motorcycle Crash Closes 16th Avenue N

St. Petersburg Police reported a fatal crash between a vehicle and a motorcyclist on 16th Street North.

The accident took place near the intersection of 16th Avenue North and 22nd Avenue North at roughly eleven O’Clock in the morning.

16th Avenue North was temporarily closed as Police investigated the accident and crews cleared the roadway.

The motorcyclist who died of injuries sustained in the crash has not yet been identified by authorities.

St. Pete Beach Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Crash With SUV

Police in St. Pete Beach reported a crash with injuries between a bicyclist and an SUV.

The crash took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. as fifty four year old cyclist Anthony Logothetis attempted to cross Gulf Blvd., near the intersection with 65th Avenue. As Logothetis crossed Gulf Boulevard he was struck by a Subaru Outback driven by 47 year old Emanual D. Matalon.

Both driver Emanual Matalon and his passenger 40 year old Shannon were unharmed in the crash however cyclist Anthony Logothetis sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for medical attention.

Logothetis was not in a crosswalk and his bicycle was not equipped with lights.


Motorcyclist Injured After Crash With Pinellas County Detective

Authorities reported an accident involving a motorcyclist and a detective from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash took place as twenty year old Eli Ulibarri was riding his Honda motorcycle approaching 62nd Ave. N on Martin Luther King Street.  At the same time, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Detective Joe Miner pulled onto Martin Luther King Street from a driveway, driving an unmarked Buick LaCrosse.

Ulibarria attempted to avoid the crash by braking hard, however the motorcycle went into a slide and crashed into the sedan.

Despite wearing a helmet, Ulibarri sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported by first responders to an area hospital.

Two St. Petersburg Police Officers Hurt In Crash By Drunk Driver

St. Petersburg Police announced two officers were injured during a traffic stop at Fourth Street and 24th Ave.

The crash happened as a sergeant and an officer from the St. Petersburg police department were responding to an accident between a tractor-trailer and another driver, 41 year old Raymond Richardson was approaching in his Crown Victoria and crashed into the police cruisers.

The force of the collision was enough to injure both officers, with each sustaining neck injuries. Richardson, the driver of the Crown Victoria, a full-sized sedan, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Both Police officers were treated at a St. Petersburg Hospital and released later that day.

St. Petersburg Motorcyclist Killed After Crash With Fire Truck

St. Petersburg authorities reported a deadly crash between a fire truck and a motorcycle early Sunday morning.

The deadly accident  happened as forty eight year old William R. Ash of St. Pete was riding north on 66th Street on the inside lane heading toward the intersection with 54th Avenue North. At the same time a fire truck responding to an emergency was also heading north toward the same intersection.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. both the fire truck and the motorcycle neared the intersection with 54th Avenue North. As the fire truck approached the intersection it began to make a left turn. At the same time Ash attempted to pass the fire truck and the two vehicles collided. The force of the collision was fatal for Ash who died at the scene.

Authorities stated that the emergency vehicle had lights and sirens on at the time of the accident. Florida Highway Patrol announced charges are pending in the crash.

Hit and Run Kills Pedestrian In St. Petersburg Sunday

St. Petersburg Police are searching for a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday.

St. Petersburg authorities reported that Jeffrey Carl Remmel was walking on the sidewalk of the westbound lanes of 38th Avenue North. At roughly midnight, Remmel lost his footing and fell into the roadway at the 4400 block and was struck by a vehicle traveling on 38th Avenue North.

The force of the impact was fatal and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Police have said they are searching for a white or silver 4-door sedan and a light colored minivan that was at the scene during the collision, which may have witnessed the accident.

St. Petersburg police are asking anyone with knowledge oft the crash to call (727) 893-7780

Fatal Palm Harbor Pedestrian Crash On U.S. 19

Authorities announced a as of yet unidentified man was killed after being struck by a car at night.

The accident took place in Palm Harbor as the victim, described as a forty two year old male from Tampa attempted to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 just prior to 10:00 p.m.

At the same time the man was trying to cross the road a 2013 Mazda being driven by Brandon Ford of Dunedin crashed into him.

As Ford had no time to react and the man was crossing outside of a crosswalk no charges have been filed. Neither the driver nor his passenger were harmed in the crash.

7 Car Crash In St. Petersburg Kills One

St. Petersburg Police reported a deadly accident involving seven vehicles. The crash took place at roughly 5p.m.  as a black van was driving at southbound at excessive speeds on 34th Street S and approached the intersection with 38th Avenue.

Several vehicles were apparently stopped at the intersection waiting for the light to turn green when the van crashed into them at high speed.

The force of the impact caused several vehicles to be slammed into each other resulting in one death and at least five people injured including a young child, a woman and three adult males.

Witnesses described the driver as a middle age male driving a black van with Alabama state tags. The man was found deceased behind the wheel of the van however St. Petersburg Police are still investigating the accident to fully determine the events.

During cleanup 34th Street was closed to all traffic between 30th Ave. and 40th ave. as crews worked to clear away wreckage and officers conducted their investigation.

Single Car Crash On Pinellas Bayway Kills One Injures Another

Officials are investigating the cause of a deadly single car crash that took place at the intersection of Sun Boulevard and the Pinellas Bayway.

The crash took place at roughly seven thirty in the evening and excessive speed is thought to be a factor.

The vehicle, a silver Corvette, was badly damaged with parts of the sports car dangling from a power line.

The crash forced the closure of the road and traffic had to be re-routed while emergency crews cleared the roadway.

One man in the Corvette died at the scene and another was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.


Deadly Accident On U.S. 19 In Clearwater Blocks Highway

U.S. 19 in Clearwater was closed Friday evening in the aftermath of a deadly crash.

Florida Highway Patrol stated the crash took place as a 2004 Honda Civic was traveling at excessive speeds near Celebration Station.

When the driver attempted to negotiate the exit to Sunset Point Road the driver lost control and the Honda crashed into a utility pole with enough force to drop the power lines into the roadway blocking traffic.

The driver of the car, Luis Sanchez of Clearwater was pronounced dead by first responders.

Power was down through the night and not restored until 7 a.m. the next day.