Motorcyclist dies in crash with tractor-trailer on US 27

A Pembroke Pines motorcyclist, who did not survive a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 27, was identified Friday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Omar Andrade, 43, died when his 2016 Suzuki GSX-R rear-ended a 2019 International semitrailer driven by Mitchell Merson, 61, of Savannah, Ga., investigators said.

It happened about 10:24 a.m. Sunday as both men were driving north in the highway’s left lane through Weston. Merson was switching to the right lane as Andrade was doing the same and they collided, officials said.

Deputies and fire rescue crews pronounced Andrade dead at the scene. or 954-356-4303 or Twitter @WayneRoustan

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