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Man killed in Martin County crash involving 'large group of motorcycle riders,' others injured

Wreck on Kanner Highway closed road for hours
A motorcyclist was killed after a crash on Nov. 23, 2023, in Martin County.
Posted at 10:38 AM, Nov 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-23 18:47:30-05

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A man riding a motorcycle was killed Thursday morning after a collision in Martin County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred at 11550 Southwest Kanner Highway east of St. Lucie Mobile Home Village near Indiantown at about 8:45 a.m.

FHP police spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda said a 35-year-old man was riding a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R750K west on Kanner Highway in the eastbound lane, overtaking other motorcycles.

At the same time, a 34-year-old man driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck was pulling a 40-foot flatbed trailer with a farm tractor, heading east on Kanner Highway.

Miranda said the left side of the motorcycle collided with the left side of the truck within the eastbound lane, ejecting the motorcycle rider.

The driver of the truck stopped at the scene after the crash.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office also said there was a "large group of motorcycle riders" at the time of the wreck, and there were other minor injuries.

The road in that area was shut down for a couple of hours while troopers investigated.