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: 05-19-24

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Release posted on 05-19-24 at 10:59 a.m.

At about 2 a.m., a motorcyclist, Brandon Christian Harwood Pagels (DOB 12/31/1991, Riverview) was traveling westbound in the 1900 block of 1st Avenue North at a high rate of speed, when he lost control of his motorcycle.

Pagels left the roadway and hit two street signs and a large tree. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer