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Man on moped killed in St. Petersburg crash

Police said he ran into the back of a van on 34th Street at 11th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg police are investigating a traffic crash on 34th Street N that has resulted in a fatality.
St. Petersburg police are investigating a traffic crash on 34th Street N that has resulted in a fatality. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and BOYZELL HOSEY | Times ]
Published May 11
Updated May 12

A man on a moped was killed in a crash in St. Petersburg Tuesday afternoon, St. Petersburg police reported.

The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. on 34th Street at 11th Avenue N. Police said John Brakefield, 59, of St. Petersburg, was riding a moped south when he ran into the back of a van.

Brakefield was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.

Police blocked 34th Street for several hours but it was re-opened by Tuesday evening.