Motorcyclist identified in fatal crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning after colliding with a SUV.

The accident happened just after 2:00 a.m. as the driver of a grey Mitsubishi SUV was headed westbound in the 1400 block of Monument Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

As the driver of the SUV began to make a left turn onto Brookwood Forest Boulevard, the SUV turned into the path of 33-year-old Sharif Shihata, who was headed eastbound on Monument Road.

Police say Shihata collided with the SUV and was ejected into the backseat. Shihata was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown if speed or alcohol were a factor. JSO Traffic homicide is investigating the accident.


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