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Fatal motorcycle accident in Polk County

10:51 AM, Apr 6, 2013   |    comments
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Polk County, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible traffic homicide.

On April 5, around 8:36 pm, a witness observed a 2006 black Suzuki motorcycle traveling on Chestnut Road approaching the intersection of 10th Street West in Lakeland. 

The witness told deputies, the motorcycle was not speeding, but also did not have a headlight on.  

The motorcycle was seen proceeding through the intersection without stopping and entered a nearby field.  

The witness told deputies it sounded as though the motorcycle had collided with something.

According to reports, when the witness located the motorcycle it was still standing on two wheels but was stuck in the side of a large work tractor.  

The victim, 23-year-old Fabian Alberto Meneses Yepes, was found lying on the ground beside the motorcycle deceased. 

Yepes was not wearing a helmet and impairment appears to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. 


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