70-year-old motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Brevard County, troopers say

Vehicle that fled the scene believed to be a lighter colored Dodge Ram pickup truck

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A crash along Interstate 95 in Brevard County killed a 70-year-old Palm Bay motorcyclist, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the area of mile marker 180 along the I-95 southbound lanes.

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According to a crash report, the motorcyclist was traveling south on that road and approached the center lane at the same time an unknown vehicle was in the center lane.

For unknown reasons, the motorcyclist lost control, overturned and was ejected into the road, troopers said.

According to investigators, the unknown vehicle struck and dragged the 70-year-old man beneath their car.

A 20-year-old sedan driver then struck the crash debris and remained on scene, the crash report shows.

After the wreck, FHP said the unknown vehicle, which witnesses said looked like a white or lighter color Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, fled the scene.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. No other injuries were reported, troopers said.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline to remain anonymous at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

This crash remains under investigation. Check back with News 6 for updates.


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