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Pinellas Park police: Motorcyclist dead after crash


Published:   |   Updated: April 9, 2014 at 11:08 PM

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash in Pinellas Park on Wednesday night, police said.

About 8:19 p.m., the motorcyclist, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was riding a 1997 Kawasaki southbound on Belcher Road approaching 118th Avenue and ran a red light, witnesses told police.

The cycle ran into a commercial lawn truck, towing a large commercial trailer, which was northbound on Belcher Road and turning west onto 118th Avenue, police said.

The driver of the truck was identified as Robert Smith, 47 of Seminole.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Belcher Road remains closed in both directions, police said.

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