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Motorcyclist dies after plunging 60 feet from I-95 entrance ramp flyover in Fort Lauderdale

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 18:39:15-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A 39-year-old motorcyclist has been identified after he crashed and plunged about off an Interstate 95 ramp during rush hour Tuesday in South Florida.

The Florida Patrol said Dustin Blake Swisher was riding a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R eastbound on Broward Boulevard at 4:29 p.m.

Swisher was entering the northbound entrance ramp but failed to negotiate a left curve, causing his motorcycle to collide with the concrete wall.

FHP said when his motorcycle hit the wall, it caused Swisher to be separated from his Suzuki and fall about 60 feet from the entrance ramp flyover onto the interstate below.

Swisher came to a final rest on the east-paved shoulder of southbound I-95 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash caused multiple lanes of I-95 southbound to be closed until about 6 p.m., causing major delays for commuters.

The FHP report did not indicate Swisher's city or state of residence.