Ulmerton Road reopened after deadly crash

Shawn Kitzmiller took this photo of the crash scene. The motorcyclist was ejected a short distance away from the crash scene.

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – A deadly crash closed Ulmerton Road late Monday night and Tuesday morning in Largo.

A motorcyclist was killed when he was hit by an SUV.

It happened at 11:36 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and Coral Way, according to a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson.

An SUV driven by Jessie Leonard, 28, of Largo, turned into the path of a motorcycle and the motorcycle hit the SUV head-on.

The motorcyclist, Rodney Hydorn, 19, of Palm Harbor, was ejected from his bike and landed a short distance from the crash scene. The motorcycle then burst into flames.

Hydorn died from injuries suffered in the crash. Leonard was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The identities of those involved have not been released.

Ulmerton Road was closed for a few hours due to the investigation.

Shawn Kitzmiller, who works nearby at Guaranteed Carburetors & Fuel Injection, recorded video of the crash scene.



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