POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 28-year-old man who was driving without a license slammed into a motorcycle, ejecting and killing the rider, then ran away from the crime scene, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said Jose Antonio Perez Jimenez, of Davenport, was driving a gray 2013 Chevy Silverado at a high rate of speed southbound on U.S. Highway 27 Saturday morning when he failed to stop for a red light and struck the back of a stopped orange 2020 Yamaha motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, 58-year-old Juan Santos, was ejected and landed 180 feet away in the intersection at Legacy Park Boulevard, according to a news release. He died at the scene.
His motorcycle also hit a Nissan Versa that was stopped at