Polk City, FL (July 3, 2021) - Two cars were involved in a fatal car accident near Polk City on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred just after 3:00 p.m. on Commonwealth Avenue near Evergreen Boulevard.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. According to deputies, 39-year-old Nicolas Roldan, of Miami Beach, was driving a Toyota Highlander southbound on Commonwealth. At the same time, 59-year-old Angel Cano was driving a 2021 Ford Ecosport northbound on the same street. For unknown reasons, Roldan crossed the center line and collided head-on with Cano's vehicle. Cano died at the crash scene while his passenger, 49-year-old Geisha Machado Carranza, was taken to a hospital with a broken leg and internal injuries. She is currently listed in fair condition. Roldan was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Police are still investigating. No further details are available at this time and it is not clear if any charges are expected.
More than 3,000 people were killed in Florida car accidents in 2019. Sadly, fatal crashes take place on our roadways each day. While no one ever expects to be involved in a crash, innocent victims are killed on our streets and highways each day.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of Angel Cano following this fatal car accident in Polk City. We hope that the injured victims are able to make a complete and speedy recovery.
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