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Motorcycle crash caused eastbound lanes blockage at Interstate 275 on Gandy Boulevard

The roadway was closed to traffic but has reopened.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A crash on Gandy Boulevard had eastbound lanes blocked off at Interstate 275 for several hours, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

At around 10:30 a.m., a 73-year-old man was driving a motorcycle east on Gandy Boulevard North near the 275 exit ramp. Police say he had a medical episode and lost control, which caused him to crash into a Honda Civic on the road. 

The 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police say no one else was injured during the crash. However, the roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation. 

Eastbound drivers on Gandy Boulevard were diverted southbound on I-275. Drivers traveling northbound on I-275 who were unable to go westward on Gandy Boulevard were redirected to go eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.

The roadway has since been reopened.

At this time, police are not releasing the name of the man who died in the motorcycle crash.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.