Lakeland, FL -- Lakeland Police are investigating an accident that happened in the 2100 block of Griffin Road shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
According to investigators, both drivers were headed east on Griffin Road when the driver of a 2004 Nissan, Damian Hernandez, hit a motorcyle operated by 67-year-old Kenneth Spooner.
Spooner was prounounced dead on the scene and Hernandez took off on foot. He was later arrested, treated for minor non life-threatening injuries and then transported to Polk County Jail.
Hernandez's passenger, Jeremy Edinger, received minor, non life-threatening injuries.
Elyce M. Grimes