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***Updated***14-201 Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) Investigates Vehicle Vs Motorcycle Crash In Safety Harbor

***Update***

24-year-old Joshua Santostefano succumbed to his injuries and died at approximately 7:27 a.m. this morning.

Santostefano was the driver of the 1993 Kawasaki Motorcycle involved in a crash on Friday, August 8, 2014 on Bayshore Blvd. in Safety Harbor.

***Original Release***

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)

Joshua Miller (Uninjured Driver)
DOB: 12/6/1985
Address: 655 3rd Avenue North, Safety Harbor
Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Passat

Joshua Santostefano (Injured Driver)
DOB: 1/14/1990
Address: 359 Tavernier Circle, Oldsmar
Vehicle: 1993 Kawasaki Motorcycle

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a vehicle vs. motorcycle crash in Safety Harbor.

When:
The crash occurred at about 5:20 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Where:
The crash occurred at the intersection of Bayshore Blvd. and 7th Street South in Safety Harbor.

Why/How:
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) are investigating a vehicle vs. motorcycle crash that occurred at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014.

According to investigators, the driver of a 2004 Volkswagen Passat was traveling northbound on Bayshore Blvd. as the driver of a 1993 Kawasaki Motorcycle was traveling southbound on Bayshore Blvd. The driver of the Passat, identified as 28-year-old Joshua Miller, slowed down as he approached 7th Street South and began to make a left turn. The Kawasaki then struck the rear passenger side of the Passat.

The driver of the Kawasaki, identified as 24-year-old Joshua Santostefano, was ejected from the motorcycle.

Santostefano was transported to a local hospital via Bayflite with life-threatening injuries. Santostefano was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Miller was not injured during the crash.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or speed were a factor in the crash.

The southbound lanes of Bayshore Blvd. were shutdown for several hours during the investigation. All southbound lanes have now reopened.

The investigation continues.

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