Motorcyclist, 24, killed in hit-and-run crash in Osceola County; troopers seek car

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Troopers are searching for a driver who allegedly struck an Orlando motorcyclist and left the scene Sunday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the hit-and-run crash happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. at Monterey Road and Koa Street in Poinciana.

According to FHP, an unknown driver was traveling southbound on Monterey Road, approaching a stop sign at the intersection, when they slowed, but failed to come to a complete stop and yield to a 24-year-old motorcyclist who was also approaching the intersection from Koa Street.

The driver struck the motorcycle, sending it into the direct path of a Ford Explorer. The motorcycle struck the front of the Ford. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers said the Ford driver remained at the scene and was not hurt. The other driver, however, drove off after the collision. 

Traffic homicide investigators found a car part they believe could be involved in the crash.

FHP is looking for a  Mystic Green Metallic 2008 to 2010 Honda Accord that should be missing the front bumper.


Troopers provided a sample photo of what the vehicle could look like. See below:


Leaving the scene of a crash that results in property damage, injury, or death is illegal. The Florida Highway Patrol is reminding residents about the consequences of leaving the scene of a crash. If involved in a crash, stay at the scene, call for help, and follow these steps:

  • Make sure you and any passengers are okay. Remain calm.
  • If possible, move to the side of the road. Remove your keys if you leave your vehicle, move off the roadway, and stay in a safe area.
  • Check on others involved. Call 911 if anyone might be injured or a vehicle is inoperable.
  • If there are no injuries or major property damage, gather information. Get the name, driver's license, insurance, and tag information from the other driver(s). Take photos of the vehicles and information if you can’t write it down, and then file a report online.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.