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Pinellas off-duty deputy involved in fatal motorcycle accident on I-275 NB, FHP investigating

Posted at 6:28 AM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 12:10:34-05

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident on I-275 northbound just after the Ashley Street exit. 

Officials say the accident happened just before midnight on Wednesday night. 

FHP says Joel Matthew Shubert, 38, of Tampa was traveling southbound on I-275 on a motorcycle in the inside lane around mile marker 44 when Shubert lost control of the motorcycle, crashing into the center concrete barrier wall. Shubert was ejected from the bike into the northbound inside lane of I-275. 

At that time, a marked Pinellas Sheriff's Office patrol car, driven by off-duty deputy, Jane Hanna, 26, of Largo, was traveling northbound in the inside lane of I-275 and struck Shubert laying in the roadway. 

Hanna was reportedly headed home from work at the time of the accident. 

Shubertt suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.