ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Drivers are asked to avoid a stretch of road near downtown St. Petersburg because of a deadly crash.

Police closed 16th Street North between 3rd and 4th avenues, where a motorcyclist and truck crashed into each other.

The crash happened around 6:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, a few blocks north of Tropicana Field.

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The road will be closed for several hours, according to St. Petersburg police.

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