MAIT Investigation

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

James Bartlett, Jr. (Driver – Deceased)
DOB: 09/18/1965
Vehicle: 2005 Yamaha V-Star Motorcycle

PINELLAS COUNTY – On April 11, 2023, at approximately 11:03 p.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to the area of Baypines Boulevard and Seminole Boulevard to investigate a fatal single motorcycle crash.

According to investigators, 57-year-old James Bartlett, Jr. was traveling southbound on Seminole Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he approached a left curve, and his motorcycle collided with a guardrail. Bartlett was ejected from the motorcycle.

Bartlett was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Next-of-kin was notified.

According to investigators, speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

The investigation continues.

Posted by David Brenn Wednesday, April 12, 2023 2:56:00 AM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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