Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Public safety

Man killed in motorcycle crash Friday was from Tampa

Times Staff

TAMPA — Police have identified the man killed in Friday's motorcycle accident on Commerce Palms Drive as Gregory Joseph Ashpaugh of Tampa.

Ashpaugh, 26, was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle on Commerce Palms shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday when a car driven by Rossi C. Lopez, 23, pulled out at Compton Drive into the path of the motorcycle. The vehicles collided, police said.

Ashpaugh was thrown from the motorcycle and went through the rear left side window of Lopez's car, a 2008 Pontiac G6. He died at the scene, police said.

Lopez was cited for failure to yield.

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