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Holiday man dies in motorcycle accident on U.S. 19

CLEARWATER — A 34-year-old Holiday man died over the weekend in a motorcycle accident on U.S. 19 near Winding Creek Boulevard.

Valentine F. Grabowski died at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Grabowski was northbound on a 2007 Kawasaki when a pickup truck driven by 29-year-old Justin E. Reynolds turned in front of him about 11:40 p.m. Saturday.

Reynolds, of Clearwater, was not injured.

Grabowski was wearing a helmet, according to a preliminary crash report. No charges have been filed. An investigation is ongoing.

It was the second fatal motorcycle crash on U.S. 19 in less than 48 hours.

Early Friday morning, a Clearwater man died after his northbound 2008 Kawasaki struck a car that turned into his path, Pinellas Park police said.

Police said 37-year-old Thomas Hofbauer was racing another motorcycle before the accident.

Holiday man dies in motorcycle accident on U.S. 19 06/14/10 [Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 3:30pm]
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