Lake Wales, FL (November 12, 2018) - A man from Winter Haven is dead after a crash on US 27 near the intersection of Washington Avenue. The crash happened at 11:15 pm on Friday, November 8th.
The Lake Wales Police Department responded to the crash scene. There, they discovered that Cody Balster was traveling northbound on US 27 when he collided with a car driven by 35 year old Isaiah Gifford of Lake Wales. Following the initial crash, Balster's motorcycle continued traveling and struck a third vehicle driven by 76 year old Hayward McClain.
Balster died at the scene of the crash. Gifford was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries while McClain was not hurt in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Lake Wales Police Department Officer Mary Jerome at 863-678-4223.
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