ST. PETERSBURG – A St. Petersburg man died from injuries suffered in a July 12 motorcycle crash on the 118th Avenue exit ramp off northbound I-275.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jacob M. Sommerkamp, 31, was exiting off I-275 onto 118th Avenue North about 11:40 p.m. when he lost control of his 2007 Triumph motorcycle, which traveled to the inside paved shoulder. The motorcycle crashed into the barrier wall, then continued to the base of the ramp and overturned.
Sommerkamp and his passenger, Michael J. Valee, 32, also of St. Petersburg were taken to Bayfront Medical Center where Sommerkamp died. Valee’s injuries were reported as serious. Damage estimates for the motorcycle were $7,000. There were no charges in the incident.