POLK COUNTY -- Polk County authorities have released the name of the victim in yesterday's crash.
The Bicyclist fatally injured was 15 year old Isaiah Munn, from rural Osceola. I would like to express our sympathy to the family and community of Osceola for this tragic loss.
Fatal Pedestrian Crash Near Osceola
POLK COUNTY -- A bicyclist has died following a crash in the Town of Osceola in Polk County this morning, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
(Press Release) — On Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 7:58 am, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a motor vehicle and pedestrian (bicyclist) crash on County Road M, just to the west of Mulligan Drive, in the Town of Osceola.
Upon arrival of the Osceola Police Department and Sheriff’s Deputies, it was learned that the bicyclist had been traveling out of a driveway and facing north bound onto County Road M to travel to the west on County Road M. At that time, a vehicle was traveling east bound on County Road M, approaching that driveway.
When the bicyclist entered onto the County Road M, it traveled into the path of the east bound vehicle. The vehicle impacted the left side of the bicyclist. The bicyclist was thrown from the bicycle and redirected to the north and east. The bicyclist tumbled into the north ditch where he came to rest.
The driver of the motor vehicle continued to travel east on County Road M and pulled over after the collision. The driver indicated that the bicyclist pulled out in front of her and she was not able to see him until it was too late. She did indicate that environmental factors made it difficult to see.
The bicyclist was transported to the Osceola Medical Center where he later succumbed to the injuries and passed away.
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Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with the crash were the Osceola Police Department, the Dresser Police Department, the Allied Fire Department and First Responders, the Osceola Area Ambulance Service, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.
This crash will remain under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The individuals involved in the crash will be named in a future press release.
Per Brent Waak, Polk County Sheriff