Lakeland, FL (September 9, 2020) - One person is dead following a crash that took place in Lakeland on Wednesday, September 9th. The crash happened around 10:50 a.m. at the intersection of County Line Road and McElveen Avenue.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck and SUV were traveling the same direction on County Line Road. At the same time, a sedan that was also traveling northbound collided with the rear of the SUV. The pickup was then spun across the median and forced into the southbound lanes of County Line Road. The pickup was hit by a semi-truck that was traveling southbound on County Line. The driver of the truck died at the crash scene. His name has not been released at this time.
Troopers conducted an investigation into the crash and have not released the victim's name at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim's family following this fatal crash in Lakeland.
There are about 3,000 fatal car accidents in Florida each year. DUI crashes account for many of the fatalities reported on our roadway. Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol continues to be a problem in our state as motorists disregard the law and the safety of others as well as themselves.
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