Three people were killed on Saturday night in a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the crash, in which one car caught on fire, happened at mile marker 96 in Key Largo shortly before 7 p.m.
Information from the 911 call center indicates the motorcycle slammed into a Buick Enclave SUV killing the motorcycle rider and the two people inside the car.
Eyewitnesses say the Buick driver was making a left turn across the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 into the Buttonwood Bay condominiums and the Honda motorcycle was heading south, along with another sports bike, “at a high-rate of speed.”
The impact caused the Enclave to roll over and burst into flames.
The other motorcycle rider was reported to have continued heading south after the crash, the 911 call center information states. As of Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t clear if that person ended up stopping farther down the highway.
Authorities say the accident backed up traffic for hours in both directions on the only major highway that runs up and down the island chain as firefighters, medics and police responded. The road wasn’t completely opened back up until 12:39 a.m.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This unfortunate accident happened at mile marker 96 in Key Largo. Drivers, motorcyclists and other road users are advised to maintain the proper speed limits. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead. Deaths sustained in a motor vehicle and motorcycle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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