“Motorcyclist Killed in Wreck Near Polk City”

POLK CITY | A Groveland man was killed early today when his motorcycle collided with a van that turned in front of him, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Randall K. Neavin, 48, was riding his 2001 Harley-Davidson south on State Road 33 near Double Diamond Road in Polk City about 5:10 a.m. when the accident occurred, according to a Sheriff’s Office release.

Roberto Quinnes, 64, also of Groveland, was driving a 2000 Mazda MPV minivan south on SR 33 ahead of Neavin, the release said, and when Quinnes realized he had missed his turn, pulled off the right shoulder and then tried to make a U-turn.

Neavin came around a curve, saw the minivan and tried to stop, but he hit the driver’s side door, the release said. He was wearing a helmet but died at the scene.

Quinnes wasn’t injured, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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