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Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in weekend crashes on Treasure Coast

Crashes occur in Martin, Indian River counties
Fatal motorcycle crash south of Jensen Beach. Feb. 23, 2024.jpg
Posted at 8:58 PM, Feb 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-26 20:59:08-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A motorcyclist and a pedestrian died in separate crashes on the Treasure Coast over the weekend, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 41-year-old Port St. Lucie man died in a motorcycle crash on State Road A1A, south of Jensen Beach.

A day later at 10 p.m. Saturday, a 60-year-old man died after being struck by a car while walking across U.S. 1 north of Vero Beach and near Gifford.

In Martin County, a 2002 Honda VT750 motorcycle was speeding north on A1A south of Northeast Rigels Cove Way at a high rate of speed. It struck the rear of a northbound 2024 Toyota Rav4 driven by a 71-year-old Jensen Beach man, the FHP said in a preliminary crash report.

The motorcycle overturned onto the roadway and the rider was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The SUV driver and a female passenger were uninjured.

In Vero Beach, the crash was south of the 45th Street intersection, according to the FHP.

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atal crash of pedestrian south of Vero Beach.

The unidentified man was walking west over the highway when he was struck by a southbound 2007 Honda Accord driven by a 49-year-old man from Vero Beach.

He was not in a crosswalk and did not slow or stop for oncoming traffic, the FHP said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and female passenger were both uninjured, the FHP said.