SR 528 reopens after crash involving motorcycle deputy

The eastbound lanes of State Road 528 were shut down for several hours on Thursday afternoon after a deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office crashed his motorcycle.

Investigators are trying to figure out what led up to the crash.   Officials say the deputy was transported by helicopter to a hospital but was conscious and alert at the time.  His current condition is unknown.

"According to multiple witnesses, the motor deputy had activated his lights and was attempting to stop a vehicle. The witnesses described the motorcycle as 'wobbling' several times before it hit a dead animal in the roadway, causing the deputy to lose control. The deputy ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the median," said Tod Goodyear, with the Cocoa Police Department, which responded to the crash.

Police tell us the deputy was the only person involved in the crash.  Both directions of SR 528 were initially shut down, but  have since reopened.