SARASOTA, Fla. -- 3:30 a.m. -- June 24, 2016
At approximately 1:46am, Sarasota Police Officers responded to Main Street and Orange Avenue, Sarasota, in reference to a single motorcycle crash.
The motorcycle was traveling east bound on Main Street and failed to negotiate the roundabout at Orange and Main. The rider struck the roundabout and was ejected off of the motorcycle and died as a result of injuries. The next of kin has been notified. The victim is Aleksandr V. Vasilevskiy, of Delta Junction, Alaska, age 27.
The intersection of Main and Orange was closed for several hours. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. It's unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.