Tamarac man dies in Turnpike crash

A 25-year-old Tamarac man is dead and his 30-year-old female passenger was critically injured after a motorcycle accident on the Turnpike early Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

FHP Lt. Alvaro Feola said Matias Rasuk died at the scene after losing control of his 2010 Kawasaki ZX100 bike near mile marker 94.

His passenger, Jennifer Huntley of Dania, was taken to St, Mary’s Medical Center with severe injuries.

Initial reports show that at about 12:38 a.m., Rasuk was driving south when he “failed to negotiate” a curve. The bike left the highway and slid into the median on its side.