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Motorcyclist dies after slamming into parked SUV in Lakeland

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 12:11:20-04

LAKELAND, Fla. -- A motorcyclist has died after slamming into a parked SUV in Lakeland Saturday.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a single-vehicle crash in the 11000 block of Combee Road. Upon arrival, deputies found a dented 2008 Dodge Nitro and motorcyclist seriously hurt in the crash.

The motorcyclist, 33-year-old Travis Lester, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Following investigation, deputies said excessive speed appears to have factored into the crash. Lester was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, deputies said.