A county road crew discovered the body of 22-year-old Adam Roark about noon Monday when mowing grass alongside Old Hopewell Road, east of Henry George Road, near Plant City, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Roark and his 1999 Yamaha motorcycle were in a ditch, hidden from the view of cars driving on the rural road lined with strawberry fields. Roark was likely driving east and failed to make a curve, deputies said.
The Medical Examiner's Office determined Roark had probably been in the ditch more than 24 hours. The crash could have happened as much as two days earlier, but nobody had reported Roark missing.