A 53-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash early Monday morning.

  • Crash happened early Monday on Walt Williams Road
  • Victim was a 53-year-old motorcyclist from Lakeland

It happened around 7 a.m. on Walt Williams Road and Walt William Loop.

According to FHP, a 2014 Ford F-150 was traveling south on Walt Williams Road.

The victim, Ricardo Earl Coterillo, of Lakeland, was traveling north on Walt Williams Road on a 2014 Harley-Davidson FXDB.

Troopers said as the Ford turned left into a business parking lot (Circle K) it traveled into the path of the motorcyclist.

Coterillo applied the brakes and began to skid in an effort to avoid the collision, troopers said. The truck and motorcycle then collided.

Coterillo was transported to Lakeland Regional where he later died from his injuries.