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: 05-08-24

Delayed Fatal Crash Involving a Motorcycle

Release posted on 05-08-24 at 4:16 p.m.

On May 4th a 2005 Grand Cherokee was southbound in the 7900-Block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St N. The Jeep made an eastbound turn into the shopping center at 79th Avenue North and was struck by a Yamaha Motorcycle driven by Benjamin Gallaugher (03/12/1996).

Gallaugher was transported to Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital where he later died on May 7th from the injuries he suffered during the crash.

The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer