MAIT Crash Investigation

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

Treasure Island Fire Department
Treasure Island Police Department

Gary F. Orsley (Driver of Motorcycle – deceased)
DOB: 01/27/1967
Address: 7360 Ulmerton Road Unit 22 (A), Largo
Vehicle: 2004 Yamaha Motorcycle

Jim H. Uppendahl (Driver of the Vehicle – Not Injured)
DOB: 09/04/1950     
Address: 4130 Grobe Street, North Port Florida
Vehicle: 2005 Honda Civic

What:                                  
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) investigate a crash that caused a fatality to a motorcyclist in Treasure Island.

When:
The crash occurred at about 8:38 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Where:
The vehicle vs motorcycle crash occurred in the median lane of Gulf Boulevard, at the intersection of 104th Avenue in Treasure Island.

How/Why:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) investigate a crash that caused a fatality to a motorcyclist in Treasure Island.

According to investigators, 50-year-old Gary Orsley was driving his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle southbound in the median lane of Gulf Boulevard, approaching the intersection of 104th Avenue in Treasure Island.

A 2005 Honda Civic driven by 67-year-old Jim Uppendahl was stopping for another vehicle also in the southbound median lane of Gulf Boulevard, at the intersection of 104th Avenue when deputies say Orlsey ran his Yamaha motorcycle into the rear of the Honda Civic driven by Uppendahl, which occurred in the median lane of Gulf Boulevard. 

Investigators say that Orsley was ejected from the motorcycle upon impact with Uppendahl’s vehicle.

Orlsey was reported to be wearing a helmet. He was pronounced deceased by Paramedics from Treasure Island Fire Department at 8:46 am.

Uppendahl was not injured in the crash.

Speed is not a factor in this case. Investigators are still trying to determine if impairment and or distracted driving may have contributed to the crash.

The investigation is continuing.

 

Posted by Dan Difrancesco Monday, November 13, 2017 4:31:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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