Motorcyclist Killed in Treasure Island Crash
Gary F. Orsley, age 50 of Largo, was killed after his motorcycle struck the rear of a car this morning on Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island.
Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) investigated the crash
According to investigators, Gary Orsley was driving his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle southbound in the median lane of Gulf Boulevard, approaching the intersection of 104th Avenue in Treasure Island.
A 2005 Honda Civic driven by 67-year-old Jim Uppendahl of North Port was stopping for another vehicle also in the southbound median lane of Gulf Boulevard.
Deputies say Orlsey ran his Yamaha motorcycle into the rear of the Honda Civic driven by Uppendahl for unknown reasons, which occurred in the median lane of Gulf Boulevard at 104th Avenue.
Investigators say that Orsley was thrown from the motorcycle upon impact with Uppendahl’s vehicle.
Orlsey was reported to be wearing a helmet. He was pronounced deceased by Paramedics from Treasure Island Fire Department at 8:46 am.
Uppendahl was not injured in the crash.
Investigators say speed is not a factor in this case but are still trying to determine if impairment and or distracted driving may have contributed to the crash.
The investigation is continuing.
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A fatality crash is currently being investigated in Treasure Island. The crash occurred at approximately 8:36 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017.
The crash occurred on Gulf Blvd just south of the Treasure Island Causeway at 104th Ave.
Crews were on-scene workong to contain a fuel leak from the motorcycle.
One person died at the scene and a lengthy investigation into the crash is underway.