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


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***

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

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

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

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

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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