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Police investigating traffic fatality in Pinellas Park

Published Apr. 10, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a commercial truck on Belcher Road Wednesday night, Pinellas Park police reported.

Police said the motorcyclist was driving south on Belcher approaching 118th Avenue about 8:20 p.m. The northbound truck, which was towing a large trailer, was making a westbound turn onto 118th Avenue N just before the light turned red. Police said witnesses told them the motorcyclist ran the red light and collided with the truck.

The motorcyclist, who police did not identify Wednesday night, died at the scene. Police identified the driver of the truck as Robert Smith, 47, of Seminole.

Police continued to investigate late Wednesday night and Belcher Road was closed in both directions.