Motorcyclist killed in 2-vehicle crash on I-95 in Brevard County

Florida troopers investigate fatal wreck near Wickham Road overpass

MELBOURNE, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed late Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash happened around 11 p.m. on I-95 north at County Road 509 and the Wickham Road overpass near Melbourne.

The FHP said a sedan and motorcycle, driven by two Palm Bay men respectively, collided.

The sedan driver, 23, was traveling northbound on I-95 in the center lane passing over CR-509 as the 40-year-old motorcyclist traveled behind the vehicle on the same road in the right lane, according to a crash report. As the sedan driver changed lanes, the motorcyclist struck the back of the vehicle and was ejected onto the right shoulder, the report shows.

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The sedan continued north, coming to a rest on the median shoulder, troopers said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers. The sedan driver and his passenger, a 20-year-old Palm Bay woman, were not injured, the crash report shows.

I-95 north was closed in the area, but the interstate was later reopened.

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