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Motorcyclist killed in Tarpon Springs crash

A motorcyclist was killed in Tarpon Springs Wednesday after he veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into an SUV, police said.

About 3:30 p.m., Thomas Allen Nipper, 36, was riding a 2005 Yamaha south on U.S. 19 when he crossed over the median and into northbound traffic, crashing into a 2005 Mercury SUV near Tookes Road, Tarpon Springs police said.

Nipper was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he died. Police said his last known address was in Orlando.

The driver of the Mercury, Robert Calaceto, 60, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital and was in stable condition, police said.

An investigation was ongoing.

Motorcyclist killed in Tarpon Springs crash 06/25/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:18pm]

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