ST. PETERSBURG — A 17-year-old motorcyclist died after he was thrown from his bike Sunday night, according to police.
Aleksandr Alimanovic of St. Petersburg was westbound on 62nd Avenue N at high speed about 9:39 p.m., police said. A vehicle driven by Tajson Beganovic was nearby in the median lane. Beganovic was also driving at high speed, police said.
As Alimanovic entered the 1400 block of 62nd Avenue N, he lost control of his motorcycle, hit the road's north curb, slid west along the north sidewalk and was eventually thrown from the bike.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 p.m.
Police said alcohol did not play a role in the crash. They are looking into the possibility that the two men were racing, police spokesman Mike Puetz said. It was not immediately known if Alimanovic was wearing a helmet.