Motorcyclist, 19, dies after falling off I-275 entrance ramp near Ulmerton Road in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A 19-year-old motorcyclist died late Wednesday when he lost control of his bike and was thrown over the retaining wall of an Interstate 275 entrance ramp near Ulmerton Road, state troopers said.

Michael Edward Anthony O'Hanrahan, 19, of Ocala, was driving east on Ulmerton Road onto the northbound ramp of I-275 about 8:40 p.m. when O'Hanrahan lost control on a curve, officials said.

His motorcycle crashed into the ramp wall, throwing O'Hanrahan over the wall. He fell about 60 feet onto a grassy shoulder of I-275 as his motorcycle continued about 200 feet before stopping.

O'Hanrahan was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been wearing a helmet.

An investigation is continuing.

Motorcyclist, 19, dies after falling off I-275 entrance ramp near Ulmerton Road in St. Petersburg 04/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:20am]

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