Fabian Yepes, a 23-year-old Winter Haven resident, was pronounced dead at the scene according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office report.
LAKELAND (FOX 13) -
A 23-year-old Winter Haven man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Lakeland.
Fabian Alberto Meneses Yepes was pronounced dead at the scene just before 9 p.m.
According to a Polk County Sheriff's Office report the deceased was traveling north on Chestnut Rd. approaching the intersection of 10th St. West. The black 2006 Suzuki motorcycle did not stop and veered off the roadway and into a nearby field.
A witness said the bike struck something. When deputies arrived the motorcycle was still upright stuck in the side of a large tractor. Yepes was lying on the ground next to the bike.
He was not wearing a helmet and investigators say impairment played a role in the incident. Yepes was not speeding but he did not have his lights on.
The investigation continues.
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