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One motorcyclist dead, another injured in holiday weekend crashes

SAFETY HARBOR — A 40-year-old Tampa man injured in a motorcycle accident on Memorial Day died Tuesday morning, officials said.

Eric Von Schnetzer died around 11:30 a.m. at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was taken after the accident, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Von Schnetzer was northbound on Philippe Parkway around 2:20 p.m. Monday when he failed to negotiate a curve north of Enterprise Road. Deputies said Von Schnetzer locked up the front brakes and slid into a guardrail.

Von Schnetzer, of 6702 Camden Drive, No. 202, was not wearing a helmet and suffered critical head wounds and internal injuries.

Another motorcyclist injured over the holiday weekend in a separate accident remained hospitalized Tuesday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Cheryl Santucci, 54, of 266 Hamilton Ave., was ejected from a 1984 Harley Davidson after she hit a curb on Forest Lakes Boulevard around 6:20 p.m. Sunday. Santucci also was not wearing a helmet and suffered injuries that appeared to be life-threatening, investigators said.

Investigators were still working Tuesday to determine if alcohol played a role in the crashes, according to the Sheriff's Office.

One motorcyclist dead, another injured in holiday weekend crashes 05/31/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:41pm]
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