Lake Wales, FL (May 19, 2021) - Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash that took place in Lake Wales on Tuesday. The accident happened on State Road 60 at approximately 7:45 p.m.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, 27-year-old Billy Burgess and 35-year-old Thomas Snipes, III were both killed in the crash. Burgess was identified as the driver of the vehicle. According to a report, Burgess was traveling westbound on State Road 60 when he approached a curve in the roadway. He failed to navigate the curve and the truck crossed over the median before overturning several times and coming to rest. Both Burgess and Snipes were ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other individuals involved.
No further information is available at this time.
There is nothing more devastating than the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one in a Florida car accident. Unfortunately, deadly crashes take place on our roadways each day with fatal accidents being reported approximately every three hours. Most fatal car accidents in Florida car caused by the actions of at least one negligent driver. Police will continue to investigate this accident to determine the underlying cause.
We would like to extend our condolences to those affected by this tragic car accident in Lake Wales.
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