Man Killed, Woman Seriously Hurt After Motorcycle Hits Police Car in NW Miami-Dade

Officers arrived at the scene at Northwest 127th Street and 22nd Avenue, where the two people were thrown from their motorcycle

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A man was killed and a woman was rushed to the hospital after the motorcycle they were riding on crashed into a Miami-Dade Police vehicle Thursday night.

The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. in the area of Northwest 127th Street and 22nd Avenue, Miami-Dade Police said.

According to police, the officer in a marked MDPD vehicle was trying to make a left turn when his car was struck by the motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle after it struck the police cruiser and landed in the roadway.

The 39-year-old driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the hospital while his 31-year-old passenger was in serious condition. Their identities weren't released.

The police officer involved was not hurt. Miami-Dade Police Det. Chris Thomas said the officer wasn't responding to a call but was going to a community meeting at the time of the crash.

"Traffic homicide detectives are on scene investigating, putting together the pieces to find out what was going on," Thomas said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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