Motorcyclist killed in Palm Bay crash on Interstate 95, FHP says
Southbound I-95 reopens in following fatal crash
PALM BAY, Fla. – A 35-year-old Cocoa Beach man is dead after a crash Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened at 5:55 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 95 at mile marker 174 in Palm Bay.
Troopers said traffic was stopped in the outside lane for the exit ramp to mile marker 173.
A Dodge pickup and other stopped traffic were on the paved shoulder. For an unknown reason, troopers said a Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by the 35-year-old man failed to stop, and the front of the motorcycle struck the rear of the pickup.
After the collision, the motorcycle overturned across all southbound lanes, coming to a rest next to the center guardrail, troopers said.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to FHP's report.
All southbound Interstate 95 lanes have reopened following the crash.
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