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Motorcycle crash claims life of St. Petersburg man

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The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the two-vehicle crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the two-vehicle crash.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

A 52-year-old Pinellas County man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in St. Petersburg.

Ward Fouts Balzerzak was transported to Bayfront Medical Center where he later died. The incident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report Balzerzak was traveling east on 54th Ave. North on his 2007 motorcycle when he moved over to the left turn lane at Haines Rd. A 1996 GMC pick-up truck driven by Lanard Chance was heading west on 54th Ave. North in the outside lane.

Balzerzak attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Haines Rd. and veered directly into the path of the pick-up truck. The motorcycle came to rest in the intersection. Chance, a 43-year-old St. Petersburg resident, was not injured.

The official cause of the crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed. The deceased was not wearing a helmet.

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