FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A motorcycle rider was killed Tuesday after his bike plunged off an overpass near
interstate 1-95 in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said.
Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, said the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. near the Broward Boulevard exit. The motorbike landed in the middle of I-95 south, Gollan said.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, Gollan said.
The crash caused major delays during the busy evening commute. As of 5:30 p.m., two lanes were closed and delays stretched back seven miles. Authorities urged drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes.