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Motorcyclist Killed in St. Petersburg Crash Tuesday Afternoon on 34th St N

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash at the intersection of 34th Street and 5th Avenue N in St. Petersburg.

The crash occurred at about 12:20 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 and units from St. Petersburg Police, Sunstar Paramedics, and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue were dispatched.

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21 year-old Anthony Richard Farmer was driving a motorcycle northbound on 34th Street North.

According to investigators, he was driving in excess of the posted 35 m.p.h, and was making aggressive lane changes between vehicles on the roadway.

He reportedly did not slow down when the light turned red as he approached the intersection at 5th Avenue North.
He went through the red light and into the side of a Toyota sedan.

The Toyota had been southbound on 34th Street and was in the intersection in the process of making a U turn back onto the northbound lanes of 34th St at the time of the impact.

Farmer was transported to Bayfront Health St Petersburg where he was pronounced dead.

There was no impairment suspected for either driver and no charges are pending.


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