PCSO Press Release
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a single motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday, November 4, 2017, at about 11:25 a.m., on Fort Meade Road near Pearl Hopson Road, west of Frostproof.
Deputies say the motorcyclist, John Grebe of Frostproof, was talking and walking around when EMS arrived on scene, and declined to be airlifted for medical treatment. The 56-year old man was instead transported by ambulance to Lakeland Regional Health for undetermined injuries. After his arrival there, he went into cardiac arrest, and passed away.
Mr. Grebe was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and was the only person involved. He had already been transported from the scene before deputies arrived. The preliminary investigation shows that he was traveling eastbound on Fort Meade Road at a high rate of speed, and failed to negotiate a sharp curve. He was ejected from the bike when it left the road. The posted speed limit in this area is 45mph.
The crash is still under investigation, and a next of kin has been notified.