CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway Sunday afternoon.
According to the Clearwater Police Department, the crash occurred at 3 p.m. when two motorcyclists were traveling east at a high rate of speed when one motorcyclist slammed into the back of a Hyundai Sonata in the median lane.
The impact from the crash pushed the car into the curb lane, colliding with the other motorcyclist.
A 51-year-old man from Tampa riding a motorcycle died at the scene.
A 26-year-old man from Valrico was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries.
The woman driving the Hyundai Sonata was not injured.
The eastbound lanes were closed for several hours as authorities investigated the crash. The westbound lanes were closed for the arrival of a medical helicopter, the police department said.
All lanes have since reopened.