Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with a United Taxi Cab in Largo

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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with a United Taxi Cab in Largo Largo Police are currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred on 142nd Avenue at 66th Street. The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Sydney Pender, age 27, was traveling southbound on 66th Street on a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle. Pender collided with a 2006 Ford United Taxi cab that attempted to make a left hand turn onto westbound 142nd Avenue from northbound 66th Street. The driver of the United Taxi cab was identified as 51 year-old Gregory Church.  According to a witness, Church was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries and one passenger in the taxi was uninjured.  Pender was declared deceased at the scene of the crash. According to investigators, alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The investigation is on-going at this time. Anyone with any information regarding this crash may contact Largo Police Traffic Homicide Unit at 727-587-6730.

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