Palmetto Bay

Motorcyclist killed after hitting car near Palmetto Bay

An 18-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car on U.S. 1 near Palmetto Bay Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2018.
An 18-year-old man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car on U.S. 1 near Palmetto Bay Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2018.

A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a car making a turn off U.S. 1 Thursday afternoon near Palmetto Bay.

An 18-year-old man was riding his motorcycle north on South Dixie Highway near 183rd Street shortly before 4 p.m. when he hit the side of a southbound car that was turning left onto a side street, Kelly Craig, spokeswoman for the Village of Palmetto Bay, said on the town’s Facebook page.

Miami-Dade police have not released the teen’s name, Craig said.

Craig said police blocked northbound traffic for about a mile, from 184th Street to Wayne Avenue, while the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office investigated the crash.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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