Carol Rosenberg of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

A Miami Heat dancer on a motorcycle was killed Friday night in a collision with a Mercedes in Fort Lauderdale and police on Saturday were appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Nancy Lopez-Ruiz, 22, of Plantation was riding her 2003 Suzuki GSX R in the westbound right-hand lane of East Sunrise Boulevard when the 9:30 p.m. crash occurred.

Mario Careaga, of Fort Lauderdale, had been driving his 2009 Mercedes behind Lopez-Ruiz. The Mercedes hit the median at the curve of North Federal Highway, then struck the motorcycle, knocking the young woman off her bike. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

See a photo of Nancy here.