21-year-old motorcyclist falls onto Florida Turnpike, dies

FHP: Tyler Smith thrown over wall, falls 20 feet to southbound lanes

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DAVIE, Fla. - A 21-year-old man is dead after being thrown from his motorcycle and falling onto the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Tyler Smith, of Coral Springs, was traveling eastbound on the I-595 Express Lane ramp to the northbound Turnpike around 3:25 p.m. Saturday.

Troopers said Smith failed to negotiate the curve and lost control and struck the concrete barrier wall.

Smith was ejected off the motorcycle and thrown over the wall and fell 20 feet to the southbound lanes of the Turnpike, according to FHP.

Troopers said Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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