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Motorcyclist from Jacksonville dies in Palm Beach County crash

Posted at 11:01 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 16:33:46-04

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a motorcyclist from Jacksonville, Fla., died in a Friday night three-vehicle crash.

The wreck happened at 6:36 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Military Trail.

The PBSO report said a 2008 Honda Civic was heading north on North Military Trail in the outside lane. 

A 2015 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north within the center lane, ahead of the Civic. 

A motorcycle, driven by Charles H. Mendieta of Jacksonville, 55, was traveling north within the inside lane, ahead of the Civic. 

The PBSO report says the Civic lost control and struck the curb on the east side of the road. 

After striking the curb, the driver of the Civic turned her vehicle to the west and struck the rear of the Malibu. 

After the Civic struck the Malibu, it caused the Civic to continue heading west and hit Mendieta’s motorcycle.

Both the Civic and motorcycle continued heading northwest over the center median and came to final rest in the southbound lanes. 

Mendieta was pronounced deceased on scene.

The other drivers in the wreck were not hurt.

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