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Motorcyclist dies in afternoon crash in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — A Minnesota man riding a motorcycle was killed Friday afternoon after he collided with a pickup on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S, police said.

Robert J. Ross, 27, was riding a 2001 Suzuki north when he collided with a southbound 1996 GMC Sonoma pickup that was making a left turn into a convenience store parking lot in the 1400 block, police said.

Ross, of St. Paul, Minn., was pronounced dead at Bayfront Medical Center about three hours after the 4:50 p.m. crash, St. Petersburg police said. He was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the pickup, Eugene Lee Flournory, 59, of St. Petersburg, was taken to Bayfront with minor injuries.

The crash was under investigation Friday night.

Motorcyclist dies in afternoon crash in St. Pete 05/13/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 14, 2011 12:10am]
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