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Plant City Observer Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 2 years ago

Motorcyclist killed in Plant City crash

The accident was on North Wheeler Street at West English Street.
by: Amber Jurgensen Managing Editor

A motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of North Wheeler Street and West English Street Thursday, Jan. 7, after his Harley-Davidson rear ended a pickup truck. 

At 9:20 p.m. David Desorcy, 25, of Plant City, was traveling north on North Wheeler Street when he hit a Ford Ranger truck driven by Thomas Fender, 18, of Plant City. Fender, who was stopped on North Wheeler Street, was waiting for southbound traffic to clear so he could turn onto West English Street. 

Prior to impact, the rider made no attempt to brake or maneuver away from impact, according to the Plant City Police Department. Desorcy was thrown from his bike and died. Fender was not injured.

No charges are pending at this time.

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