Motorcyclist dies after crashing into Tesla in Melbourne, police say

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Saturday in Melbourne, police said.


Officers said they responded to the area of West Nasa Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in response to a crash involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a Tesla.

An initial investigation revealed that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on West Nasa Boulevard while the Tesla driver was traveling westbound on West Nasa Boulevard, attempting to turn onto MLK Jr. Boulevard.

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The motorcyclist struck the Tesla as it attempted to complete the turn.

As officers arrived at the scene of the crash, they found the motorcyclist had sustained life-threatening injuries.

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After life-saving measures were performed, the motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim was later identified as 34-year-old Benjamin James Fish Jr.

Officers said the investigation is ongoing to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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Carl-Max Millionard, WFTV.com

Carl-Max Millionard is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.

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