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Sunset Point Road closes after motorcyclist crash in Clearwater

A motorcyclist was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert.
A motorcyclist was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert.
A motorcyclist was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Published May 22
Updated May 22

Sunset Point Road in Clearwater was closed Saturday afternoon while officials investigated a car accident involving a motorcycle, according to Clearwater Police.

Clearwater Fire & Rescue and police officers responded to the crash, which happened at 4:14 p.m. Saturday. The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old Clearwater man, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a trauma alert where he later died, police said.

Witnesses at the scene said the motorcyclist was speeding before the crash and ran a red light at the intersection, police said.

Both westbound lanes of Sunset Point Road near World Parkway were closed through the afternoon.