Polk County Sheriffs Press Release
Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash in Frostproof late Friday morning, July 27, 2018. The crash occurred at 11:37 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 630 and North Palm Avenue.
Killed in the crash was 71-year-old Jack Lape of Frostproof, the driver of a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle which was registered in Ohio. The only other person involved was the driver of a 2013 Honda Accord, 25-year-old Bethany McBride of Lakeland. McBride was not injured.
According to the preliminary investigation, Lape was driving east on CR 630. McBride was northbound on North Palm Avenue, and stopped at the intersection with CR 630. McBride then began making a left turn to go west on CR 630, and pulled into the path of Lape’s motorcycle, which had the right-of-way.
Lape was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.
The investigation is ongoing and any charges are pending completion of the investigation.