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One person dead after crash on Bayside Bridge

CLEARWATER — A 58-year-old Tarpon Springs man died from serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash on the Bayside Bridge Wednesday night, authorities said.

The cyclist, Michael E. Reckenwald, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa as a trauma alert patient where he was pronounced dead late Wednesday, officials said.

It happened at about 8:25 p.m. on the northbound lanes, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol. The report said Reckenwald's 2003 Yamaha motorcycle was struck from behind by a 2008 Toyota Scion driven by Christopher M. Donovan, 29, Tampa.

The motorcycle lost traction and flipped and Reckenwald, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown off the bike, troopers said. The sports car also flipped over. Donovan, who was wearing his seatbelt, suffered minor injuries, troopers said.

No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.

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One person dead after crash on Bayside Bridge 11/03/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 5, 2010 11:44am]
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