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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into truck in eastern Hillsborough

PLANT CITY — A motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon when he crashed into the side of a tow truck turning into a driveway on Knights Griffin Road.

Charles Gerald Pollard, 60, of Lakeland was riding his 2005 Harley Davidson east on Knights Griffin when he passed a vehicle on the two-lane road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said Pollard then did not notice the tow truck slowing to turn left into 4020 Knight's Griffin, and ran into the side of the truck. He was not wearing a helmet.

The truck driver, Charles Allen Frederick of Tampa, and the passenger, Jacqueline Herell of West Virginia, were not injured.

Motorcyclist dies after crashing into truck in eastern Hillsborough 03/30/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:19pm]
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