Florida police officer dies in motorcycle crash, officials say

A woman is dead after crashing her motorcycle in Brevard County, troopers said.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said that the incident happened at about 2:40 a.m. Monday at Pineda Causeway and Patrick Dr. in Brevard County.

They said that a 24-year-old woman was driving a motorcycle westbound on Pineda Causeway when she, for an unknown reason, struck the concrete barrier wall. 

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Authorities later identified the victim of the motorcycle crash as Indian Harbor Beach Police Officer Madison Merritt. 

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The woman was reportedly ejected from her bike. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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