A Key Largo man died after he crashed his motorcycle Tuesday night in Marathon.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Jonathan O’Malley, 33, was riding a 2008 Suzuki northbound on U.S. 1 around mile marker 52 when he lost control of the bike and ran onto the center median and struck a tree. He was tossed from the bike struck another tree, troopers said.
Alcohol was a factor, they said. U.S. 1 was closed for about three hours as the investigation was ongoing.
The FHP says it was the third traffic fatality of the year south of Florida City.