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Polk motorcyclist dies after hitting tractor, police say
A Winter Haven man was killed Friday night after driving his motorcycle off the road and crashing into a tractor in a field in Lakeland, police said. Fabian Alberto Meneses Yepes, 23, of 272 Cherry Laurel Lane in Winter Haven, was witnessed driving his 2006 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on Chestnut Road without a headlight on at around 8:36 p.m., police said. The witness saw Yepes drive through the intersection at 10th Street West and enter a nearby field where it sounded like he collided with something, police said. The witness located the motorcycle lodged in the side of a tractor, and found Yepes deceased nearby, police said.Yepes was not wearing a helmet, police said. Authorities believe impairment was a factor in the crash.