News: 70-year-old motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle wreck in Sumter County


TARRYTOWN, FL – A motorcyclist was killed in an accident involving two other vehicles in Sumter County on Sunday morning.

A report by WKMG states that the incident happened at the intersection of State Road 50 and State Road 471.  The Florida Highway Patrol said it began when the driver of a Ford Expedition going west on State Road 50 at about 9 a.m. went through a red light at the intersection.

The Ford crashed into the side of a northbound Kenworth tractor-trailer carrying milk.  Both vehicles were sent into the southbound lanes of State Road 471, where the tractor-trailer collided with a southbound Harley Davidson motorcycle, killing the motorcyclist.  The victim was a 70-year-old man from Lakeland.

The Ford driver, a 69-year-old man from Winter Garden, was seriously injured and flown to an area hospital while the truck driver, a 58-year-old man from North Port, sustained minor injuries.

A portion of State Road 471 was closed for hours for the crash investigation and cleanup, including containing a gas spill caused by the overturned tractor-trailer.

If you or a loved one were the victim of a motorcycle accident in which another motorist was at fault, contact the dedicated legal team at Whittel & Melton for help. Our experienced Sumter County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can protect your legal rights and fight effectively for the compensation you deserve. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your options.

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