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Deputies investigating fatal Pinellas motorcycle crash

The motorcyclist failed to stop at a red light, deputies said.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Deputies are continuing to investigate.
Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Deputies are continuing to investigate. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published May 22
Updated May 23

Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and 54th Avenue North.

Stephan Smith, 56, was traveling northbound on Seminole Boulevard on a Harley Davidson with passenger, 54-year-old Robyn Cox around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Smith attempted to beat the red light when an SUV driven by Kirsten Johnson, 46, was preparing to make a left turn onto eastbound 54th Avenue North. The motorcycle collided with the SUV at the intersection and both Smith and Cox were ejected, deputies said.

Smith was transported to a local hospital where he died, deputies said. Cox remains in critical but stable condition at the hospital.

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Deputies are continuing to investigate.