May 19, 2024

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Sebastian man dies in motorcycle crash with tow truck on U.S. 1

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 31-year-old Sebastian man died in a crash on U.S. 1 after his motorcycle struck a tow truck south of Sebastian, highway officials said.

Florida Highway Patrol did not name the man, but a spokesperson said he was riding a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 when he struck the rear of a flat bed 2008 Ford F-450 shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash occurred at the intersection of 99th Street, or Vickers Road, and U.S. 1 just outside Sebastian city limits, according to a report.

The truck was traveling east from 99th Street toward northbound U.S. 1 crossing the lanes of the highway, the report states, when the southbound motorcycle struck its rear, or flatbed portion.

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