2 killed when motorcycle crashes into van in Cocoa Beach, police say

Double fatal wreck reported on South Orlando Avenue and South 2nd Street

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COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A motorcyclist traveling in Cocoa Beach crashed into a van Wednesday night, killing the biker and the van driver, according to police.

The Cocoa Beach Police Department said the double fatal crash happened around 10:30 p.m. at South Orlando Avenue and South 2nd Street.

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Police said 26-year-old David Johnston, of Cocoa Beach, was traveling south on South Orlando Avenue on a motorcycle when his bike hit a van driven by 59-year-old William Lapierre, who was heading east on South 2nd Street.

Both men died as a result of the crash, police said.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined, according to officials.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact police at 321-868-3251.

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