Motorcyclist Dies in Early Morning Crash
A Largo motorcyclist died of injuries sustained in an early morning collision in downtown Clearwater on Wednesday, according to Clearwater Police.
A Largo motorcyclist is dead after an early morning collision on Court Street Wednesday.
Torin G. Quiles, 22, was pronounced dead while being taken to Morton Plant Mease Hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Virginia J. Graham, 60, of Clearwater, was driving a 2001 Mercury west on Court Street around 2 a.m., Clearwater Police report. She passed through the intersection at Highland Avenue, and shortly thereafter made an illegal U-turn pulling directly into the path of Quiles, who was driving a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle. Graham failed to yield the right of way, according to police.
Quiles was traveling at a high speed and struck the right rear of the Mercury, police report.
The road was closed until 7 a.m. Wednesday.
*updated 10:29 July 5, 2012