Off-duty officer dies in South Florida motorcycle crash

SWEETWATER, Fla. — An off-duty police officer has died after his motorcycle hit a guardrail on a South Florida highway.

City spokeswoman Michelle Hammontree-Garcia says strong winds may have contributed to the Sunday afternoon crash that killed Sweetwater Police Officer Brian Marrero.

Hammontree-Garcia says Marrero's motorcycle hit a guardrail on Interstate 75, throwing him into the air. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marrero was in his second year as a police officer. Hammontree-Garcia says Marrero was riding his personal motorcycle when he crashed.

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.