News: Motorcyclist found dead after crashing into tree in Dania Beach

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Posted: May 31, 2022

DANIA BEACH, FL - The Broward Sheriff's Office said a man died in a motorcycle accident in Dania Beach last Thursday morning.

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Mario Velasquez Castillo of Oakland Park.  Investigators said he was driving a Yamaha YZF-R1 north on Federal Highway when he drove off the road, went down an embankment and crashed into a tree. The impact caused the motorcycle to split in half and catch fire.  There was no indication that any other vehicles were involved.

Castillo's body was discovered just before 10 a.m. by a maintenance crew that was cutting a grass field down the embankment near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Detectives believe excessive speed may have contributed to the crash, based on the severe damage to the motorcycle.

The BSO is continuing its investigation into the wreck.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a motorcycle accident on the roadways of Florida, the knowledgeable Miami motorcycle accident lawyers at the Hickey Law Firm stand ready to help.  We will guide you through the legal process and do everything we can to bring you fair compensation. If you would like to schedule a free consultation regarding your individual case, call us at 888-913-4296, text 844-984-1937, or reach out to us online.