INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Authorities were investigating a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday evening at Fifth Avenue and the Indian Rocks Beach Bridge. It occurred shortly before 5 p.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. Robin R. Meyer, 59, of Clearwater, was going east on State Road 688 approaching the bridge when he lost control of his 2009 Yamaha and hit the guardrail, the sheriff's office said. Meyer then struck a concrete barrier and was thrown into traffic. He was not wearing a helmet. Emergency responders pronounced him dead a few minutes later, officials said. Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash, the sheriff's office said. Officials closed the eastbound lanes of the bridge from Gulf Boulevard to Indian Rocks Road while they investigated. Drivers had to use Park Boulevard or the Belleair Causeway to go east. Officials cleared the scene a few hours later.
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: A previous version of this story gave incorrect information about the motorcyclist's safety equipment.