Dunedin Motorcyclist Dies After Truck Turns in Front of Him

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 24, 2020

Dunedin, FL (6/23/2020) – A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning when a truck turned in front of him and collided with his motorcycle. The accident happened around 9:45 a.m. at 1750 Main Street in Dunedin.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Josue Vega-Rodriguez was driving his Harley Davidson west on Main Street when an eastbound Ram 2500, driven by 79-year-old Larry Smith, attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of him to enter a parking lot. Vega-Rodriguez survived the initial impact but later died at Northside Hospital.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed against Smith, who police say did not appear to be impaired.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times