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Police ID motorcyclist killed in Merrill Road crash

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Friday evening in the Arlington area has been identified as 36-year-old Torrence Hart Berrios, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Police said a car was heading west on Merrill Road about 6 p.m. and attempting to turn left on  Arlex Drive East when it was hit by Berrios's eastbound motorcycle. Berrios was thrown from the bike, hit a utility pole and died, police said. The motorcycle caught fire.

The driver of the car, who has not been named, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

Police said Berrios was traveling at a high rate of speed. Traffic homicide detectives continue to investigate.