MAIT Investigation

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

Benjamin Brown (Driver – Deceased)
DOB: 05/15/1996
Vehicle: 2012 Black Kawasaki Ninja 650

Mitchell John Wnorowski (Driver – Uninjured)
DOB: 09/09/1950
Vehicle: 2006 Gold Cadillac DTS

PINELLAS COUNTY – On February 25, 2024, at approximately 9:35 a.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to Tampa Road and Oakleaf Boulevard in Oldsmar to investigate a motorcycle vs vehicle crash.

According to investigators, 27-year-old Benjamin Brown was traveling eastbound on Tampa Road, approaching Oak Leaf Boulevard on a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle. At the same time, 73-year-old Mitchell Wnorowski was traveling westbound on Tampa Road, driving a 2006 Gold Cadillac, and entered the left turn lane for Oakleaf Boulevard. Wnorowski began to make a U-turn on Tampa Road and ultimately entered the path of Brown.

Brown was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Wnorowski was uninjured.

Next of kin has been notified.

According to investigators, it does not appear that speed and impairment are factors in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Amanda Sinni Sunday, February 25, 2024 7:08:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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