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Broward man, 29, killed in San Carlos motorcycle-bus crash

SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. A 29-year-old Broward County man was identified Thursday as the victim of a deadly crash between a motorcycle and a bus.

Joseph Santos, of Miramar, was pronounced dead on scene Wednesday after the Suzuki motorcycle he was driving collided with a LeeTran Bus at U.S. 41 and Constitution Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

No one on the bus was hurt.

Bus driver George Phillips Jr., 59, of Fort Myers, was turning left from southbound U.S. 41 into a driveway just north of Constitution, the FHP said. The bus collided with the front of the motorcycle, which was northbound on U.S. 41.

Charges are pending a further investigation by the FHP.

Santos was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a factor, the FHP said.

The crash blocked northbound U.S. 41 for three hours Wednesday afternoon, and spillover traffic led to increased congestion on Interstate 75.

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