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Motorcyclist Dies in Early Morning Crash

A Largo motorcyclist died of injuries sustained in an early morning collision in downtown Clearwater on Wednesday, according to Clearwater Police.

Motorcyclist Dies in Early Morning Crash

A Largo motorcyclist is dead after an early morning collision on Court Street Wednesday.

Torin G. Quiles, 22, was pronounced dead while being taken to for life-threatening injuries.

Virginia J. Graham, 60, of Clearwater, was driving a 2001 Mercury west on Court Street around 2 a.m., Clearwater Police report. She passed through the intersection at Highland Avenue, and shortly thereafter made an illegal U-turn pulling directly into the path of Quiles, who was driving a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle. Graham failed to yield the right of way, according to police.

Quiles was traveling at a high speed and struck the right rear of the Mercury, police report.

The road was closed until 7 a.m. Wednesday. 

*updated 10:29 July 5, 2012

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