ST. LUCIE COUNTY − A 41-year-old Port St. Lucie man riding a motorcycle died following a traffic crash on Interstate 95 reported early Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported to the FHP at 1:34 a.m., and occurred between Gatlin Boulevard and Crosstown Parkway.
The Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling south behind a 2023 Nissan Rogue driven by a 38-year-old Miami man.
“Based on evidence located at the scene it appears that the operator of (the motorcycle) failed to stop or slow in time to avoid a collision,” the FHP stated.
The motorcycle struck the left rear of the Nissan and came to rest in the center median. The motorcycle rider sustained fatal injuries.
The Nissan stopped in the right lane.
The FHP does not release names of people involved in crashes, citing Marsy's Law. Introduced in memory of a young woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Marsy’s Law was created to offer crime victims a slate of rights, including protecting them and their families from harassment by their attackers. Some law enforcement officials have interpreted the statute as applying to any victim, as well as to law enforcement officers being entitled to privacy and having their identity protected.
No other information was available Friday.
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