Rider dead after striking truck on Baymeadows Road, 11th fatal motorcycle crash this year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said a 25-year-old motorcycle rider died Thursday night after crashing into the side of a truck.


The fatal crash happened at around 7:15 p.m.

JSO said a Toyota Tundra pickup towing a trailer was pulling out from the Park Avelino Apartments. The driver attempted to turn left onto Baymeadows Road, blocking all eastbound lanes.

A motorcycle then struck the side of the Tundra sending the rider onto the road.

Jacksonville Fire Rescue transported the rider to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

JSO said the driver of the truck remained at the scene and was cooperating with detectives. They did not observe the driver to be impaired.

Eastbound Baymeadows Road will be closed for the next hour as the investigation continues.

This is the 65th fatal traffic crash in Jacksonville this year and the 11th involving a motorcycle.

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