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Miami motorcycle officer killed in multi-vehicle crash

Posted at 7:14 AM, Nov 02, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say a Miami police motorcycle patrolman is dead and two other people are critically injured following a multi-vehicle crash.

The Miami Herald reports that the crash occurred Tuesday afternoon.

Police have identified the officer as Jorge Sanchez, a department veteran less a year from retirement.

Florida Highway Patrol was working to determine the cause of the crash, which involved Sanchez's motorcycle and four cars.

A total of 12 people were involved, with the two critically injured people being transported to a nearby hospital, and seven others being treated at the scene.