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Motorcyclist dies after Palm Harbor crash

PALM HARBOR — A Palm Harbor man died early Sunday after a woman ran a red light and crashed with his motorcycle, authorities said.

James Joseph Cavanaugh, 40, was traveling north about 2:30 a.m. on Belcher Road when he entered the intersection at Tampa Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Rebecca Ellen Halling, 23, also of Palm Harbor was traveling east on Tampa Road when she ran the red light and cut into his path, the patrol said.

Cavanaugh, who was not wearing a helmet, crashed into the side of Halling's car. He was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Halling suffered minor injuries.

The investigation was ongoing Sunday.

Motorcyclist dies after Palm Harbor crash 09/23/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 24, 2012 12:07am]
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