Polk County, FL (September 9, 2018) - The victims of a fatal wrong-way crash in Polk County on Saturday have been identified. The crash took place on the Polk Parkway around 2:30 am. Police report that a 2015 Smart Car was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck a 2008 Dodge Charger traveling eastbound in the eastbound lanes.
The driver of the Smart Car, 33 year old Raymundo Centeno, died from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the Charger, 29 year old Mikolacak Milborne, sustained serious injuries. Milborne was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition. It is not known whether Milborne's injuries are life-threatening. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt in the crash.
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating that crash and has yet to determine why Centeno was traveling the wrong way at the time of impact.
Fatal crashes are devastating to all involved. Those that survive a fatal collision are usually left with painful and debilitating injuries as well as mental trauma stemming from the crash. The family members of loved ones are forced to deal with heartache as a loved one is gone unexpectedly and too soon.
When a fatal accident happens, those left behind must pick up the pieces. When a life is lost or serious injuries are suffered due to the negligence of another, a personal injury claim may be brought against a negligent driver responsible for the crash. Such claims should be handled by an experienced Florida car accident attorney.
If you find yourself in this situation, we offer our deepest condolences. The attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help you through this difficult situation. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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