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41-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash In St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – A 41-year-old motorcyclist died at the hospital following a crash Sunday in the city’s Grand Central District.

Police say at 5:04 p.m., on Sunday, a red Mini Cooper was in the center lane of 1st Avenue North traveling east.

A black Harley Davidson Street Glide driven by Elijah Cates, 41, was eastbound in the north curb lane of 1st Avenue North. The Mini Cooper changed lanes and made a northbound turn onto 30th Street North in front of Cates and the vehicles crashed.

Cates was transported to Bayfront Hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The other driver, who was not injured, stopped and is cooperating with the investigation.

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