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Motorcyclist killed in early morning crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

The St. Petersburg Police continue to investigate a crash that killed a motorcyclist, Felix Melendez.

The crash occurred in the 11200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard North at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020.

Investigators say that a 2006 Honda minivan was eastbound on Roosevelt Boulevard North in the median lane. 

Melendez was operating a 2020 Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Roosevelt Boulevard North, driving at an extremely fast speed, weaving through traffic.

The motorcycle struck the right rear of the Honda minivan, and careened off the south side of the roadway, hitting the guardrail and a light pole. Melendez was killed instantly.

The van stopped in the median lane.  The van driver and her passenger were not seriously injured.

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