• Motorcyclist dead in early morning Brevard County crash


    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A 25-year-old man died in an early morning motorcycle crash in Brevard County.

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the man, from Mississippi, was riding westbound across the Pineda Causeway when he lost control on a curve.

    According to troopers, the man's motorcycle went off the road and crashed into a barrier wall. The rider, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike into a guardrail.

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers closed the westbound lanes of the causeway for several hours while they investigated the 1 a.m. accident..

    All of the lanes were reopened around 5:45 a.m.

    Troopers have not released the identity of the rider.

    Pineda Causeway is just south of Patrick Air Force Base.

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