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Belle Glade motorcyclist, 18, killed in head-on wreck

Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 13:11:39-04

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a motorcyclist was killed Thursday night in Belle Glade after he was hit head-on by another vehicle.

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PBSO said a 2006 Ford, driven by Eduardo Flores Zamora, 33, of Belle Glade, Fla., was heading north in the 588 block of Duda Rd. at 8:21 p.m.

The motorcyclist, Lazaro D. Machado Martinez, 18, was heading southbound, approaching the Ford.

The PBSO reports says Zamora attempted to pass a vehicle in front of him and collided head on with Martinez's Honda motorcycle.

Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene.

PBSO said Zamora, who wasn’t hurt in the crash, stopped north of the area where the collision occurred.

The PBSO report says Zamora was under the influence of alcohol/drugs and charges are pending.