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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of 24-Year-Old Man in Poinciana

Updated: May 21

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of 24-Year-Old Man in Poinciana

By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (ISC)Publish Date: May 20th, 2024

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of 24-Year-Old

5/21/24 UPDATE: In a significant development in the hit-and-run accident that tragically claimed the life of a 24-year-old man from Poinciana, new evidence has come to light. Thanks to a home video submitted by local resident Eran Khan, we have identified the suspect vehicle involved in the incident.

The vehicle, captured on Khan’s home security system, is described as a metallic green 2009-2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L. Law enforcement officials are urging the public to stay vigilant and report any sightings of this specific model.

Suspect vehicle poinciana hit and run accident
Suspect Vehicle. Credit: Eran Khan

Poinciana, FL – A tragic accident at approximately 7:30 PM EST claimed the life of a 24-year-old man at the intersection of KOA Street and Monterey Rd. in Poinciana, FL.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that a motorcycle, identified as a 2005 Honda, was traveling westbound on Koa Street when it was struck by an unknown vehicle (V1) traveling southbound on Monterey Road. The driver of V1, which is believed to be a mystic green metallic 2008 to 2010 Honda Accord, failed to come to a complete stop at the posted stop sign and struck the right side of the motorcycle, redirecting it into the path of an eastbound 2015 Ford Explorer. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, despite wearing a helmet.

View the video here:

The driver of the Ford Explorer, a 54-year-old woman from Kissimmee, was not injured and remained at the scene. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Eran Khan, a nearby resident, reported hearing a loud crash followed by a woman's screams. "It was terrifying. The sound was so loud, and then there was silence except for the screams," Khan said. Home camera footage from the area has been made available to investigators.

The scene of the accident remains active as units from the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol, the Medical Examiner, and detectives work to piece together the details. The motorcycle was found lying on its side in the grass nearby, while the SUV remained in the road, blocking traffic.

A neighbor described the intersection as "very dark and dangerous," emphasizing the need for a traffic light and increased law enforcement presence. "We've been asking for a traffic light here for years. It's so dangerous, especially at night," the neighbor said.

Leaving the scene of a crash that results in property damage, injury, or death is against the law. The Florida Highway Patrol is reminding Floridians about the consequences of leaving the scene of a crash and the challenges law enforcement face when investigating a hit-and-run crash.

If involved in a crash, stay at the scene, call for help, and follow these steps:

1.            Make sure you and any passengers are okay. Remain calm.

2.            If possible, move to the side of the road. Remove your keys if you get out of your vehicle, move off the roadway, and stay in a safe area.

3.            Check on others involved. Call 911 if anyone might be injured or a vehicle is inoperable.

4.            If there are no injuries or major property damage, gather information. Get the name, driver 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.

Investigators have located a car part at the scene, which they believe belongs to the vehicle that fled. They are urging anyone with information about this crash to contact FHP at 407-737-2213 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

The identity of the deceased has been withheld pending notification of next of kin. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this difficult time.


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