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Motorcycle driver who died in collision had been speeding, changing lanes, troopers say

James Paul Stewart 32, of Clearwater, was driving east on Park Boulevard when he collided with an SUV.
Check back with tampabay.com for the latest developments. [TImes File]
Published Sep. 3
Updated Sep. 3

PINELLAS PARK — A motorcycle driver who had been speeding and making repeated lane changes died when he collided with an SUV making a U-turn, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

James Paul Stewart 32, of Clearwater, was driving east on Park Boulevard when he collided with the westbound SUV as it was completing a U-turn at 73rd Street, the Highway Patrol said.

The motorcycle had been speeding and making lane changes before the crash, a witness told troopers.

Stewart, driving a 2014 Suzuki motorcycle, laid down the motorcycle and slid along the roadway before he was ejected, troopers said.

He collided with a 2010 Cadillac SRX driven by Alek Michael Lupo, 18, of Safety Harbor, troopers said.

No charges have been filed. An investigation is continuing.

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