St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-025831
Date of original release: 07-18-20

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Location: 11200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard North

At 12:15 a.m. on July 18, 2020, a 2006 Honda minivan was eastbound on Roosevelt Boulevard North in the median lane. A 2020 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Felix Melendez, was eastbound on Roosevelt Boulevard North, driving at an extremely fast speed, weaving through traffic.

The motorcycle struck the right rear of the Honda minivan, and careened off the south side of the roadway, hitting the guardrail and a light pole. Melendez was killed instantly.

The van stopped in the median lane. The van driver and her passenger were not seriously injured


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YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer