Motorcyclist Killed in Gandy Boulevard Crash Late Saturday Night, Driver Charged with DUI and Vehicular Homicide
Published: June 24, 2018 9:35 a.m.
Updated: June 27, 2018 8:50 a.m.
St. Petersburg Police continue to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Investigators say that a 2016 BMW motorcycle, being driven by 48 year-old Michael P. Majchrowski, was eastbound on Gandy Blvd slowing for the red light at 4th Street North. As the motorcycle approached the red light, the traffic signal changed to green and Majchrowski proceeded without stopping.
A 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 23 year-old Dylan Charles Baron was southbound on 4th Street North. According to police, Baron, who had been consuming alcohol, fell asleep while he was driving and ran the red light at Gandy Blvd.
The Chevrolet Cruze hit the motorcycle. Majchrowski, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by the St Petersburg Fire Department.
The roadway was reopened at approximately 6:30 a.m.
The St. Petersburg Police Department announced on June 26, 2018 that Dylan Charles Baron was arrested today and is facing DUI and Vehicular homicide charges after he ran a red light and crashed into Michael P. Majchrowski’s motorcycle.
According to the arrest affidavit, Baron was at the Luke Bryan concert earlier in the evening and consumed alcoholic beverages. Police say exhibited mumbled and raspy speech, blank, dazed and flushed facial expressions with bloodshot, watery and glassy eyes.
Baron’s medical blood alcohol concentration is documented as 0.163 which is twice the legal limit of impairment in Florida (0.08).