MAIT Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team

Timothy James Sterbens (Driver – Deceased)
DOB: 1/13/1986
Vehicle: 2012 Ducati motorcycle

Laura Delzer (Driver – Uninjured)
DOB: 1/18/68
Vehicle: 2019 Mazda 3

PINELLAS COUNTY – On January 30, 2024, at approximately 7:54 p.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to 72nd Avenue North and Seminole Boulevard to investigate a vehicle vs motorcycle crash.

According to investigators, 37-year-old Timothy Sterbens was driving a Ducati motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on Seminole Boulevard, just south of Park Boulevard. A Mazda 3, driven by 56-year-old Laura Delzer, was exiting the shopping plaza on the east side of Seminole Boulevard and 72nd Avenue North. Investigators say as Delzer began to cross the northbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard from east to west, she was struck by Sterbens in the northbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard.

Sterbens was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Next of kin has been notified.

According to investigators, speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Amanda Sinni Wednesday, January 31, 2024 1:02:00 AM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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