53-year-old Michael Louis Dimezza was hit by a Polk County Waste & Recycling Department truck on February 27 at approximately 5:27 p.m.
Lakeland authorities say that the 43-year-old truck driver, Alvin T. Lamar was heading on the northbound lanes on Socrum Loop Rd when the incident happened. Lamar did not see Dimezza who was on his motorcycle and was stopped at the traffic light between Socrum Loop and Lakeland Park Boulevard.
Lamar accidentally hit Dimezza from the back which caused him to eject from his motorcycle. Lakeland Fire Department and Polk County Emergency Management Services rushed to the scene and was unable to save Dimezza. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The members of the Traffic Homicide Unit have taken over this investigation, and no chargers have been announced.