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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Motorcyclist, 29, dies after hitting lawn truck in Pinellas Park


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A 29-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash in Pinellas Park after he ran a red light Wednesday night, police said.

About 8:19 p.m., Dwight Jess Harvey Jr. of St. Petersburg was riding a 1997 Kawasaki southbound on Belcher Road approaching 118th Avenue and ran a red light, witnesses told Pinellas Park police.

The cycle struck a commercial lawn truck, towing a large 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.

Harvey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Belcher Road was closed in both directions for several hours, police said.

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