A motorcyclist is dead after hitting a box truck on Saturday, St. Petersburg police said.
The crash happened on Park Street at 5th Avenue N., and the motorcycle hit a box truck, police said.
Police said a 2018 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by 30-year-old Michael Baker, was going northbound on Park Street North at a high rate of speed. Baker tried to make a right turn but lost control and slid into the southbound lanes, hitting the front of the box truck near 400 Park St. N, police said.
Baker was taken to Bayfront Health St. Pete, where he died from his injuries. Police said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the truck is cooperating with authorities.
The intersection is now open in all directions, but the investigation continues.
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