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Motorcyclist dies after hitting stopped car in Holiday

Published Mar. 7, 2015

HOLIDAY — A man died Friday after he crashed a motorcycle into the back of a stopped car waiting at a red light, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

John Somogy, 56, of Palm Harbor, was riding a 1976 Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on U.S. 19 approaching Alternate U.S. 19 about 9:15 p.m. Friday.

Sandra Pulsipher, 60, of Clearwater, was waiting at the red light in a 2013 Hyundai 4-door vehicle. Somogy was unable to stop before he hit the back of Pulsipher's vehicle, troopers said. He died at the scene.

Somogy was not wearing a helmet, and it was unknown Saturday if he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, troopers said. An investigation was ongoing.