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One person killed, another critically injured in Pinellas traffic accidents

PALM HARBOR — One man was killed and another critically injured in two separate crashes Saturday night and early Sunday in Pinellas County, authorities said.

The first wreck happened about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Belcher Road at Grovewood Boulevard in Palm Harbor.

Kevin William Ott, 51, of Silver Springs veered left on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hit a raised median and was thrown from the bike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

He was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead.

A woman who was riding her motorcycle with Ott — Nancy A. Wilson, 62, of New Port Richey — was charged with DUI. She was not involved in the accident, the patrol said.

The second crash happened about 2:15 a.m. on U.S. 19 at Ulmerton Road.

The patrol said driver Jesse Finkel, 23, of Clearwater was southbound on U.S. 19 when he tried to avoid debris in the road but hit a concrete barrier wall.

His vehicle spun around and overturned.

Finkel was critically injured and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment, the patrol said.

One person killed, another critically injured in Pinellas traffic accidents 12/05/10 [Last modified: Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:48pm]
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