St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-
Date of original release: 06-05-24

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Release posted on 06-05-24 at 7:48 a.m.

Next of kin has been notified. The motorcyclist is Ryan McKinley (01/15/1976)

Release posted on 06-05-24 at 7:02 a.m.

At 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 4th, a silver Nissan Altima, driven by a 36 year old woman, was traveling southbound on 34th Street North attempting to make a U-turn at 5th Avenue North to go back north on 34th Street North.

A black Harley Davidson Road Glide, driven by a 48 year old man was traveling northbound on 34th Street North.

They entered the intersection at the same time and the car crashed her front passenger side fender/bumper into the motorcycle.

The motorcycle began to skid on the ground and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle on the northeast corner of the intersection.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

He was transported to Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

His name will be released once investigators reach his next of kin.

The Altima driver stayed on the scene and was cooperative. The investigation is ongoing.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer