Gandy Crash Claims Motorcycle Driver
His motorcycle overturned and caught fire, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A Largo man died Monday (April 25) of injuries he received in a motorcycle crash on Gandy Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Jan G. Melendez-Miranda, 20, died at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he was taken after the crash. There were no other injuries in the crash.
The crash happened about 11:59 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Gandy east of San Fernando Boulevard. Troopers said Mr. Melendez-Miranda was driving a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he overtook and crashed into the rear of a 2007 Honda CRV driven by Eric Michael Guntert, 18, of Tampa.
Mr. Melendez-Miranda was thrown from his motorcycle, which overturned and caught fire. The Honda spun and collided with the inside barrier wall.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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