PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas Park police identified the motorcycle rider who died in a traffic crash Thursday, Feb. 20, on 118th Avenue.
According to the police report released just before 2 p.m. Feb. 20, a 2007 Suzuki sport bike was traveling southbound on Belcher Road, approaching a green light at 118th Avenue. Before reaching the light, it cycled from green to yellow and then red. Two large vehicles were southbound ahead of the motorcycle. Those vehicles slowed and then stopped for the light.
The motorcycle rider drove between the two stopped vehicles riding the white lane marker separating the median and middle lanes. The rider ran the red light and crashed into a commercial van driven by John F. Trocheck, 46, of Clearwater, who was turning west on 118th Avenue from Belcher Road.
The motorcycle rider, identified as Ryan C. Anderson, 22, of St. Petersburg suffered critical injuries and died shortly after the crash.