Advertisement
  1. News

Motorcycle driver, 20, hits pole and dies while speeding on Central, police say

The crash occurred as Maxwell William McMahan, 20, was headed west on Central Avenue near Causeway Boulevard about 4:50 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Stay with tampabay.com for breaking news and developments
Stay with tampabay.com for breaking news and developments
Published Feb. 17, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG — A motorcycle driver was killed after he struck a median, flipped, and hit a pole while speeding and weaving through traffic on Central Avenue, St. Petersburg police said.

The crash occurred as Maxwell William McMahan, 20, was headed west on Central Avenue near Causeway Boulevard about 4:50 p.m. Saturday, police said.

McMahan was driving a 2013 Honda motorcycle, weaving among several vehicles, when he struck the median curb, spun, flipped and struck a pole before coming to rest in the westbound lane, police said.

McMahan, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where was pronounced dead.

The crash sent debris flying across the roadway and other cars may have been hit by it. Police asked that anyone with information call them at (727) 893-7780.

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. The area will be closed to drivers headed north and south from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. through Friday.
  2. FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Frank Knight, 101, of Yarmouth, Maine, stands in front of an elm tree known as "Herbie" in Yarmouth. Knight took care of the tree for about 50 years while working as the Yarmouth tree warden. The tree, estimated to be 217 years old, was cut down Jan. 19, 2010 after suffering numerous bouts of Dutch elm disease. "Herbie" may be gone, but he'll live on in cloned trees that are now being made available to the public. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) [STEVEN SENNE  |  AP]
    What was once a 213-year-old tree will now be available for purchase — in the form of thousands of cloned versions of the tree once named ‘Herbie.’
  3. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive. The area’s newest outlet is touting the shop tax free weekend and extra savings on top of already reduced prices.
    Deputies are searching for a suspect. There is no public safety threat.
  4. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP) [CRAIG BAILEY/FLORIDA TODAY  |  AP]
    No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins.
  5. social card for breaking news in crime, for web only
    The driver lost control and crashed into an overpass wall.
  6. social card for breaking news in crime, for web only
    The woman called a second man for help, who shot the man, according to authorities.
  7. The Stewart Detention Center is seen through the front gate, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Lumpkin, Ga. The rural town is about 140 miles southwest of Atlanta and next to the Georgia-Alabama state line. The town’s 1,172 residents are outnumbered by the roughly 1,650 male detainees that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said were being held in the detention center in late November. (AP Photo/David Goldman) [DAVID GOLDMAN  |  AP]
    The Associated Press sent journalists throughout the country to immigration court.
  8. Mike Bishop joins Pasco EDC staff. [Pasco EDC]
    News and notes on Pasco businesses
  9. Hernando County community news [Tara McCarty]
    News and notes on Hernando businesses
  10. Ed Turanchik is a lawyer and former Hillsborough County commissioner. [Times (2016)]
    Politico Ed Turanchik is warned for lobbying about the MacDill ferry after his status as a consultant ended.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement