Lakeland Police Department

23-Year-Old Lakeland Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash Tuesday

LAKELAND, FL. – Lakeland Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Lakeland man.

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at approximately 8:45 a.m., officers responded to a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a single-vehicle.

According to reports, just prior to the crash, a Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling in the outside southbound lane of Kathleen Road approaching Quincy Street.

At the same time, a Hyundai sedan was westbound on Quincy Street, making a left turn into the outside southbound lane of Kathleen Road.

Police say based on preliminary information, the driver of the blue Kawasaki motorcycle attempted an evasive maneuver to avoid a collision with the Hyundai but impacted the vehicle on its passenger side.

The motorcycle continued in motion striking the curb and a cement light pole. 

The Lakeland Police Department Patrol Unit, Polk County Fire Rescue, and the Lakeland Fire Department all arrived on the scene and began to provide life-saving measures.

The operator of the motorcycle, 23-year-old Dylon Michael Ellerbe, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. The driver of the vehicle, Rodnisha Ann Webster, 26, was transported to Lakeland Regional Health for treatment. 

The roadway was shut down for approximately 3½ hours while the scene was processed for the ongoing investigation. 

This remains an open and active investigation. If anyone has any additional information regarding the crash, please contact Investigator Camilo Almeida at Camilo.Almeida@lakelandgov.net.

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