Lakeland, FL (July 11, 2019) - A fatal crash involving two cars and a pedestrian was reported in Lakeland on Wednesday, July 10th. The crash happened along US-98 at the intersection with Ritter Road just before 6:00 a.m.
Initial reports indicate that two cars were involved in the crash and that the cars both struck a pedestrian walking along the roadway. The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene to investigate the crash. The pedestrian died as a result of his injuries and has not been identified. There is no word on whether any occupants of the two vehicles suffered injuries. The events that initially led to the collision are also unclear at this time.
The crash caused the roadway to remain closed for several hours before it later reopened around 10:30 a.m. An investigation into the accident is ongoing, and no further details have been released at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the victim killed in this tragic Lakeland crash.
Fatal car accidents are reported daily throughout Florida. Many fatal accidents take place on the major highways that run throughout our state. Speed, congestion, and reckless driving all play major factors in fatal accidents on highways. We will await additional information on the cause of this crash.
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