BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Detectives in the Broward Sheriff's Office are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist Saturday night.
According to a BSO news release, deputies responded to the area of Stirling Road and US Highway 27 in unincorporated Western Broward following a report of the incident at about 10:13 p.m.
A preliminary investigation found that 57-year-old Juan Gonzalez of Miami was driving a Suzuki GSK motorcycle as he approached the intersection. 51-year-old Leeondra Slaughter was driving a Kenworth semi tractor-trailer south on US 27 and was trying to make a left turn onto Stirling Road. As she nearly completed the turn, Gonzalez hit the rear of the trailer and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
Slaughter later told investigators that she had stopped at the stop sigh, checked for oncoming traffic, and did not see anyone approaching as she began to make the turn.
BSO Traffic Homicide Unit detectives who are investigating the accident said that excessive speed is considered to have been a contributing factor.
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