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.