A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in a Polk County crash, according to deputies.

  • Motorcycle collided with trailer attached to motor home
  • Motor home was turning onto the I-4 on-ramp
  • Motorcyclist died at the scene

A 1988 motor home driven by Richard Cummings, 67, of Rock Falls, Illinois, was traveling northbound on County Road 557, deputies said. The motor home turned left onto the on-ramp for Interstate 4 westbound. A portion of the trailer that was attached to the motor home was still on CR 557 when a black motorcycle hit it.

The trailer detached from the motor home. Kristen Pierre, 22, of Haines City, was ejected from the motorcycle.

Pierre, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.  Cummings was not injured.

The southbound lanes of CR 557 were closed for several hours while deputies conducted their investigation.