A fatal early morning crash Saturday involving a motorcyclist closed lanes of a major roadway in Miami-Dade County.
The crash took place just after 5 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Florida’s Turnpike near Northwest 199th Street at the exit to Hard Rock Stadium.
A motorcycle was seen damaged in the median away from a body in the middle of the roadway covered with a tarp.
Florida Highway Patrol officials say the driver of the motorcycle, who was not identified, fell off and was later run over by several passing vehicle. He was declared dead at the scene.
Traffic was diverted off the roadway before the roadway reopened shortly after 10 a.m.