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Motorcyclist dies after crash in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man was killed Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in a residential neighborhood in mid-Pinellas County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Charles Preston Baker, 40, was driving north on Avalon Avenue about 1:20 p.m., authorities said, and as he approached Colfax Street, the bike left the road and crashed into a mailbox and a garbage can.

Baker was not wearing a helmet, officials said. He was pronounced dead at Bayfront Medical Center.

An investigation was ongoing Friday.

Motorcyclist dies after crash in St. Pete 12/21/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 10:07pm]
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