Fort Pierce motorcyclist, 22, killed in Martin County crash

A Fort Pierce man died after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Martin County early Monday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

He was driving the motorcycle eastbound on Southwest Martin Highway about 6 a.m., near the intersection of Southwest 66th Avenue, when the pickup attempted to make a U-turn in front of it.

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The motorcycle crashed into the front left side of the pickup. The 22-year-old rider died at the scene, FHP investigators said.

The pickup driver, a 65-year-old Stuart man, stopped on the west side of the highway after the collision.

FHP did not name those involved in the crash.

Mauricio La Plante is a breaking news reporter for TCPalm focusing on Martin County. Follow him on Twitter @mslaplantenews or email him at [email protected]

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Fort Pierce man dead after motorcycle hits pickup in Martin County