Motorcyclist Killed Sunday Night in Hillsborough County
Brian Lester, a 54 year-old Tampa man was killed at approximately 8:49 p.m. at Bearss Avenue and I-275 on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), 35 year-old Ruth Sanchez-Arias of Tampa, was traveling eastbound on Bearss Avenue approaching I-275 in a 2005 Jeep Liberty.
The unhelmeted motorcyclist, operating a 2018 Harley Davidson, was traveling westbound on Bearss Avenue at I-275.
Troopers say that following a green traffic signal, the motorcyclist turned left to so as to travel southbound on I-275.
Sanchez-Arias failed to stop at the red traffic signal; as a result, the front of Jeep struck the right side of the Harley.
Lester suffered fatal injuries at the scene of the crash.
Sanchez-Arias was arrested on scene for no valid driver license and transported to the Orient Road Jail.