PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas Park police released additional details about a single vehicle crash that occurred about 4:45 p.m. Feb. 19 in the 7900 block of 49th Street N.
Officers responding to the scene reported that the driver of a 2004 custom Harley Davidson was unresponsive. Rescue personnel took the man to an area hospital where he died. Police identified the deceased as Paul Switzer, 58, of St. Petersburg.
Police said they had determined that Switzer had been traveling in the right, northbound lane of 49th Street. After he passed 78th Avenue, the motorcycle struck the east curb and drove off the roadway, crashing into a small tree.
Switzer, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle. The cause of the crash is still unknown.
Police closed northbound 49th Street for about three hours. The road opened to traffic about 8 p.m.