ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) –
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The victim in the motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a St. Petersburg man has been identified as Kelly Leroy Quimper (DOB 2-11-1964).
Quimper was travelling east on 5th Ave. N on Friday, August 28, 2020 when he lost control of his 2018 Harley Davidson and drove onto the sidewalk, came into contact with a fence and was thrown from his bike onto the pavement.
Quimper was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Though it was believed that another vehicle may have been involved, our investigation revealed that it was a single-vehicle crash.
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Original Release: August 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm
A fatal accident occurred early Friday evening on 5th Ave. North near St. Anthony’s Hospital in Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
The St. Pete Police department is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a car that occurred around 4:30pm in the 1500 block of 5th Ave. North. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene.
5th Ave North was closed to all traffic between 14th Street and 16th Street following the accident. CW44 News At 10 will provide further updates as they become available.
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