Miami Beach

A deadly motorcycle crash with a trolley shuts down Miami Beach street

Miami Beach police are advising drivers to find an alternate route after a fatal motorcycle crash late Tuesday night.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 65th Street and Indian Creek Drive.

The motorcyclist was struck at the intersection by a city trolley that was making a left turn, according to Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department.

Police have shut down the area into Wednesday morning.

The man later died at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Trauma Unit, Rodriguez said.

“The City of Miami Beach is saddened to learn of the tragic accident that happened late last night on Indian Creek Drive,” the city said in a statement. “The police department is still actively investigating the circumstances around this accident with our contracted trolley operator and are unable to provide details until the investigation has concluded. We would, however, like to offer our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family of the victim.”

His identity will not be released until his family is notified.

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