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DUI manslaughter charges after motorcyclist killed and another seriously injured in crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

An investigation continues after a fatality crash at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and 62nd Street in Unincorporated Clearwater.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

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According to troopers, 39 year-old Francisco Marcelo of Clearwater, was operating a GMC Sierra pickup westbound on Roosevelt Boulevard. The 51 year-old male driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, was traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Boulevard.

At the intersection of 62nd Street North, Marcelo turned left into the path of the motorcycle. As a result, the motorcycle collided with the right side of the pickup truck.

Booking photo of Francisco Marcelo

The motorcycle operator died at the scene of the crash. His passenger, a 50 year-old female was transported to Bayfront Health with serious injuries.

The pickup truck included three passengers; a 34 year-old female along with two children ages 6 and 4. None of the occupants suffered any serious injuries.

Marcelo was arrested on charges of DUI involving property damage, Driving with a suspended license, DUI Manslaughter, and DUI causing serious bodily injury.

This is the 6th time that Marcelo has been cited for driving with either no license or a suspended license in Pinellas County.


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