A 53-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash with a truck early Monday morning.
It happened around 7 a.m. on Walt Williams Road and Walt William Loop.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2014 Ford F-150 was traveling south on Walt Williams Road.
At the same time, the 53-year-old biker was traveling north on Walt Williams Road on a 2014 Harley-Davidson FXDB.
Troopers believe that as the Ford turned left into a business parking lot, it traveled into the path of the motorcyclist.
Troopers believe the motorcyclist applied the brakes and began to skid in an effort to avoid the collision, but the truck and motorcycle collided.
The biker was transported to Lakeland Regional where he later died from his injuries.
Regardless of how safe a motorcyclist is on the road or how much safety gear they are wearing, many motorcycle accidents result in death. These sudden, unexpected tragedies leave family members and other loved ones feeling lost, sad, confused and even angry.