The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Hwy 60 at Hibiscus Drive, Lake Wales, Thursday, November 09, 2017, at around 9:05 a.m.
Due to the crash and subsequent investigation, eastbound Hwy 60 was shut down for several hours.
According to the preliminary investigation, a GMC van driven by Norman Gilbert, 77 of Lake Wales, was attempting to turn west from Hibiscus Drive, onto Hwy 60. An eastbound motorcycle driven by Davis Carver, 74 of Lake Wales, had the right-of-way, and ran into the front driver side corner of the van, causing Carver to be ejected.
Polk County deputies, Lake Wales police, and EMS responded to the scene. Mr Carver was transported to Lake Wales Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Mr Carver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
There are currently no criminal charges, and the crash is still under investigation.