According to a Florida Highway Patrol report Cornwell was heading east on Roosevelt approaching the intersection when he failed to yield to a 2013 Ford Fusion. Cornwell’s 2001 Yamaha motorcycle struck the left side of the Fusion.
The driver and a passenger in the Ford suffered minor injuries. They were treated at the scene and released.
No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.
The second crash occurred just after 3 a.m. at the intersection of North Belcher Rd. and Lake Arbor Blvd. in Clearwater. Michael Steven Brayden, a 44-year-old Dunedin man, was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor where he later died.
An incident report issued by FHP indicates Brayden’s 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a median and turned over. Brayden, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected onto the roadway.