Victim identified in fatal Melbourne crash

Crash being investigated as traffic homicide

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Parts of U.S. 1 in Melbourne was closed Wednesday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a fatal crash, according to Melbourne police.

The crash was reported around noon. All traffic on southbound U.S. 1 was being redirected onto Sarno Road, police said.

Police have identified the victim as 22-year-old Bronson Nohea Austria of Indian Harbour Beach.

Officials said they are investigating the crash as a traffic homicide after it was determined Arthur Northern Jr. violated Austria’s right of way, cutting off the motorcyclist while pulling into his lane of travel.

Traffic homicide investigators are asking anyone who may have video of the crash or witnessed the incident to call police at (321)608-6731.

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