23-year-old motorcyclist killed in Normandy crash

FHP says rider struck tractor-trailer that pulled onto road

By Ashley Harding - Reporter, Crystal Chen - Assignment editor/reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 23-year-old motorcyclist who struck a semi-tractor pulling a dump trailer that turned onto Normandy Boulevard in front of him early Thursday morning has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the big rig driven by Luis Moya, 59, of Jacksonville, turned out of a driveway just before 3 a.m. as Rocco Marroletto, of Jacksonville, was riding west near Herlong Airport. According to the FHP report, Morroletto tried to avoid the truck, but could not. He was taken to Orange Park Medical Center, where he died.

The report said Marroletti was not wearing a helmet and that charges are pending.

Westbound lanes of Normandy Boulevard at Herlong Road was closed until just before 8 a.m. while the accident was investigated and cleared.

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