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Polk County Sheriff Investigating Fiery Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide detectives are investigating a motorcycle crash on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The driver died at the scene, deputies say.

Based on the evidence so far, PCSO detectives determined that at around 11:00 p.m., the driver of a 2008 Honda Sport motorcycle was traveling northbound on Scenic Highway at a very high rate of speed.

The driver failed to negotiate a right-hand curve just south of the intersection with West Bryant Avenue. The motorcycle then exited the road and onto the west shoulder.

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The motorcycle continued north, where it struck a drainage culvert at West Bryant Avenue and became airborne.

The motorcycle and rider crossed over West Bryant Avenue and a seven-foot tall fence before it struck a large group of plastic citrus boxes on the northwest corner of Scenic Highway and West Bryant Avenue. A fire began and engulfed the motorcycle, driver, and citrus boxes.

The driver has not yet been identified. This investigation remains ongoing.

If anyone has information concerning this crash or knows who the driver is, they are asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

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