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MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN WEEKEND COLLISION

BSO Case Number: 12-1308-0002031
PIO Number: 13-8-26
Date: Aug. 19, 2013
Time: 5:06 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 3900 block of North Powerline Road, Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Driver(s):

  • Dennis Riggs, 38, male, 11/11/75, 654 NW 45 St., Oakland Park (DECEASED)
  • Natalie Joya, 19, female, Oakland Park

Description of Incident:

An Oakland Park man lost his life Saturday afternoon after colliding with a van.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched just after 5 p.m. to the 3900 block of North Powerline Road. The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, Dennis Riggs, 38, was northbound on Powerline Road. Natalie Joya, 19, was heading westbound on Northwest 39 Street and was crossing over the northbound lanes of Powerline Road to position her van to make a U-turn when Riggs collided into the driver’s side rear of her van.

Oakland Park Fire Rescue transported Riggs to Broward Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Joya remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

BSO traffic homicide detectives are investigating.

INVESTIGATORS: Dets. Morales & Miller, THI; Dist. 12; OPFR
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 8/19/13 1530

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