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St. Petersburg motorcycle driver killed in crash

The collision closed parts of Fifth Avenue North and 31st Street for several hours Friday.
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Published Dec. 17, 2021
Updated Dec. 18, 2021

A motorcycle driver is dead after a crash that has closed a St. Petersburg intersection in all directions for several hours Friday afternoon.

It happened when the driver of a black Infinity Q50 made a left turn from 5th Avenue North onto 31st Street North and hit a motorcycle driven by 65-year-old Patrick Cauley of St. Petersburg as Cauley also drove through the intersection around 2 p.m., according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Cauley, who was wearing a helmet and padded jacket, was thrown from the motorcycle, police said in a news release Friday night.

Cauley was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.

The crash closed Fifth Avenue North from 28th Street to 34th Street and 31st Street between Dartmouth and Sixth Avenue North for several hours during the investigation.

The roadways are open once again.

The investigation continues.

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