Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Public safety

Driver cited in April crash that killed motorcyclist in Pinellas Park

A Seminole man has been cited with failing to yield to oncoming traffic in connection with an April 9 crash in which a motorcyclist was killed.

Robert Michael Smith, 47, was cited in the crash that killed Dwight Jess Harvey Jr., 30, of St. Petersburg. The crash occurred on Belcher Road at the intersection of 118th Ave. N.

Pinellas Park police reviewed a video from a surveillance camera at a business near the crash scene that showed Smith turned his work truck left in front of the motorcycle Harvey was driving. They collided and Harvey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police also determined Harvey, who wasn't wearing a helmet, did not have a driver's license and was speeding at the time of the crash. Had he survived, he also would have been cited, police reports state.

Smith was given a court date of July 29.

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