Indian Harbour Beach officer killed in Brevard County crash

Crash happened on Pineda Causeway, Patrick Drive early Monday, troopers say

Officer Madison Merritt, of the Indian Harbour Beach Police Department, was killed in a crash on Monday morning. (Indian Harbour Beach Police Department)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – An Indian Harbour Beach officer riding a motorcycle was killed in a crash when she struck a concrete barrier wall in Brevard County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said 24-year-old Madison Merritt, of Melbourne, was traveling west on Pineda Causeway near Patrick Drive around 2:40 a.m. Monday and hit a concrete wall for an unknown reason.

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The FHP said Merritt was pronounced dead on the scene.

Merritt also served as a police officer in the Indian Harbour Beach community, according to the department.

“Our hearts are broken and words cannot express how much she meant to us and our community,” Indian Harbour Beach Police Department said in a Facebook post Monday night. “We ask for all of God’s blessings to her family as they deal with this tragedy. Please keep her family and her law enforcement family in your prayers.”

The crash remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.