A Sunrise man died Sunday when his motorcycle slammed into a truck in Fort Lauderdale, according to police.
The accident happened at about 2:15 p.m. at Southeast 15th Street and South Federal Highway.
Police said Guillermo Rodriguez, 26, was heading north on South Federal Highway on his Kawasaki motorcycle when he hit a blue Ford F-150 pick truck that was heading south on South Federal Highway and attempting to turn left onto Southeast 15th Street.
“It was a horrible, horrible crash,” Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Tim Heiser said.
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Rodriguez was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died. The street was closed for hours as officers investigated.
Randy Pitcher, 70, of Fort Lauderdale, told the Sun Sentinel that he and his wife, Ginny, were heading home after grocery shopping in their truck.
“They were zooming up the street, two motorcycles,” Pitcher told the paper. “One of them just ran into me; I don't know what happened to the other.”
Motorcyclist Gianni Ramon, 24, told the Sun Sentinel that the truck suddenly turned in front of the motorcycles.
“I don't know why the truck came out so slow... It was impossible to avoid it,” Ramon told the paper while waiting to be interviewed by investigators.
As of Sunday night, no charges had been filed.