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Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

St. Pete man killed in motorcyle crash on I-275


A St. Petersburg man died after crashing a motorcyle on Interstate 275 Friday night.

Jacob M. Sommerkamp, 31, lost control of the motorcycle on the exit ramp to 118th Avenue N. in St. Petersburg and struck a barrier barrier wall, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Sommerkamp and his passenger, Michael J. Valee, 32, of St. Petersburg, were both thrown from the motorcycle.

Sommerkamp died at Bayfront Medical Center.

Valee was listed in serious condition.