Fatal motorcycle crash closes I-275 SB for hours

Pinellas County


Interstate 275 was closed southbound for hours following a fatal motorcycle crash Friday night.

The crash occurred near mile marker 23, near the 5th Avenue North exit.

The Florida Highway Patrol reports a 27-year-old man was attempting to pass two vehicles near mile marker 23 and lost control of his motorcycle and collided with the first vehicle.

The motorcyclist was then overrun by the second vehicle. The motorcyclist was taken to Bayfront Hospital as a trauma alert where he later died from his injuries.

No charges are pending.

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