Motorcyclist killed when truck strikes group of parked bikes on Florida Turnpike

Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-18 10:16:25-04

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A man was killed Saturday when a pickup truck struck a group of motorcycles parked on the shoulder of the Florida Turnpike in Broward County.

Florida Highway Patrol says 23-year old Sean Marlin of Sunrise, Florida was driving a 2015 Chevy Silverado southbound on the Florida Turnpike in Broward County at 9:35 p.m.

4 motorcycles were stopped on the outside shoulder at mile marker 57. FHP says it is unknown whether the motorcyclists were seated on their vehicles or standing on the shoulder.

The Silverado veered off the roadway and struck the four motorcycles.

One motorcyclist was not injured, another suffered minor injuries, 52-year old Angela Richardson suffered serious injuries, and 53-year old John Hawkins of Atlanta, Georgia was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.