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A motorcyclist died from injuries suffered in a crash Monday evening in Wilton Manors.

The victim’s name is being withheld under Marsy’s Law while investigators with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit examine factors of the crash. The incident occurred April 3 at 9:30 p.m. near the 200 block of Northeast 26th Street, in front of Wilton Manors Elementary School. 

A preliminary investigation determined a vehicle traveling eastbound on NE 26th Street struck the motorcycle while it was attempting a left turn, northbound on NE Second Ave. The vehicle, a 2021 Kia Forte, was operated by a 53-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident.

Upon impact, the motorcycle driver was ejected. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported the victim to the Broward Medical Health Center where he was pronounced deceased at 9:57 p.m.

In a news release, detectives ruled out excessive speed or impairment as contributing factors to the crash. 

“My heart goes out to all of those involved in this tragic accident and their families,” said Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Mike Bracchi. “Our Island City continues to work with state and county agencies to improve our roadways and traffic calming measures. Since many of our city’s major roadways are owned by the state and county, I implore our state and county officials to fund roadway improvements.”

Meanwhile, the City of Wilton Manors is hosting two public outreach meetings on its transportation master plan. The meetings are scheduled for April 13 at 1:30 p.m. and April 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Hagen Park Community Center. 

For more information, call (954) 390-2103.


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