ST. PETERSBURG — A driver turning left from a one-way street struck a St. Petersburg motorcycle rider traveling in the same direction, killing the rider, police said.
The crash occurred at 5:04 p.m. Sunday on First Avenue S near 30th Street.
The driver of a red Mini Cooper was driving in the center lane of First Avenue S and tried to turn left onto 30th Street, entering the lane where 41-year-old Elijah Cates was also traveling east. The car turned in front of Cates’ black Harley Davidson Street Glide and the two vehicles collided, police said.
Cates was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the car remained behind and cooperated with police.
Police did not identify the driver.