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Motorcyclist killed in crash involving Miami-Dade police officer

Passenger on motorcycle taken to hospital; officer not injured

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Thursday night involving a Miami-Dade police cruiser.

The fatal crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. at Northwest 127th Street and Northwest 22nd Avenue.

Miami-Dade police Detective Chris Thomas said the cruiser was traveling south on Northwest 22nd Avenue and was turning left onto Northwest 127th Street when it was struck by a motorcycle traveling north on Northwest 22nd Avenue.

Thomas said the driver and a passenger were thrown from the motorcycle.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, where the driver was later pronounced dead.

Thomas said the officer wasn’t injured.