PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — A motorcyclist is dead after losing control from his bike on U.S. 19 and then being hit by a car.
The crash shut down northbound U.S. 19 just south of 126th Avenue for hours Sunday morning.
Pinellas Park Police believe the motorcyclist, identified as Christopher Babcock, 22, was speeding when he lost control and was thrown off the bike.
Police say the driver of a passing vehicle tried to stop traffic, but another vehicle drove through and struck the biker. Another vehicle struck the bike debris.
Babcock was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say everyone is cooperating with the investigation.
No one else was hurt.