PINELLAS PARK – A 29-year-old St. Petersburg man died in a crash at 118th Avenue North and Belcher Road in Pinellas Park Wednesday night.
Pinellas Park police identified the dead as Dwight Jess Harvey Jr.
Police said Harvey was traveling southbound on Belcher Road on a 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle. A commercial lawn truck towing a large white commercial trailer, driven by Robert Smith, 47, of Seminole was traveling northbound on Belcher Road.
Both vehicles were approaching 118th Avenue. According to witnesses, the light for north and southbound traffic turned red just after the truck turned west onto 118th Avenue. The motorcycle reportedly ran the light, causing the crash.
Harvey was pronounced dead at the scene. Belcher Road was closed for several hours as police worked the scene. No other injuries were reported.