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Clearwater motorcyclist dies in high-speed crash

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Sunday, apparently while driving at high speed, police said.

Tye Joshua Ballinger, 22, was westbound around 1:45 a.m. on 2900 block of State Road 580, between Landmark Drive and Countryside High School, when he lost control of his motorcycle, according to Clearwater police. No other vehicles were involved.

While driving through a curve, Ballinger skidded across the median and the eastbound lanes, hit a curb and crashed into a concrete block wall. He was not wearing a helmet, police said.

The Clearwater Police Department's traffic homicide unit was investigating the crash.

Clearwater motorcyclist dies in high-speed crash 03/30/14 [Last modified: Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:36pm]
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