UPDATE: Palm Bay Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-95 in Melbourne, Authorities Seek Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // July 14, 2022
crash happened around 9:04 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Authorities are still investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle that happened on southbound I-95 near mile marker 180 in Melbourne around 9:04 p.m. Wednesday night.
The motorcyclist that killed Wednesday night has been identified as a 70-year-old man from Palm Bay who was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The investigation has revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on I-95 when he lost control of the bike and overturned, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the bike. As a result of the crash, an unknown vehicle then struck the motorcyclist who was lying on the interstate and dragged him underneath the vehicle for a brief moment.
Another driver, identified as a 20-year-old Palm Bay man, struck the debris from the crash. He was not injured and remained at the crash scene, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Authorities are looking for the driver of the second vehicle, who fled the scene of the crash.
A witness advised that possibly a white or lighter color Dodge Ram pick-up truck was also involved in the collision.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact FHP at 407-737-2213.