Davenport Motorcycle accident polk county

A Motorcycle Accident Kills 2-Polk County Teens

September 7, 2020

by: Staff Report

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Gian Rivera-Ortiz, 17, and passenger Steven Pagan-Arriaga,17, were killed Friday night in Davenport. Around 9:25 PM, they were traveling eastbound on Ernie Caldwell Blvd.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the bike was speeding when Rivera-Ortiz attempted to turn a corner. Deputies said Rivera-Ortiz lost control of the motorcycle and the front tire hit a concrete curb, causing the bike to slide 62 feet before crashing into a utility pole.

SOURCE: POLK COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

Investigators say that Rivera-Ortiz, was wearing a helmet and eye protection but was pronounced dead at the scene. Pagan-Arriaga, who was not wearing any safety equipment, died at the hospital.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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