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Deadly motorcycle crash in Delray Beach

Posted at 5:13 PM, Apr 06, 2016

A car dealership mechanic crashed into a motorcycle with two riders and killed one of them, according to Delray Beach police.

The mechanic was test-driving a 2002 Lexus sedan and police say witnesses told them he was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Witnesses tell police he was traveling northbound in the 2000 block of South Dixie Highway and swerved to avoid another car. The man crossed into the southbound lanes and then into some soft dirt on the west side of the roadway. When he drove back onto Dixie Highway, he collided with the Honda Goldwing motorcycle on which a man and woman were riding.

Police say both riders were transported to Delray Medical Center as trauma alerts where the woman was later pronounced dead. The male rider is in critical condition.

The driver of the Lexus, who works as a mechanic about 8 blocks south of the crash site, was uninjured.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.