Winter Haven, FL (August 24, 2021) - A woman from Auburndale and her 13-year-old grandson died in a two-car crash that took place in Winter Haven on Monday. The accident occurred on Cypress Gardens Boulevard at the intersection with U.S. 27.
According to a report, 45-year-old Tanya Chewning was driving a 2008 Honda Civic when she came to a stoplight at the intersection. Chewning was in the left turn lane to make a turn onto U.S. 27 north. As the light changed, she attempted to turn but was struck by a vehicle driven by Tiffany Liles, of Lake Wales. Liles had a red light in her direction of travel but failed to stop. Both Chewning and her grandson were killed in the accident. Liles and one of her passengers suffered minor injuries.
The crash caused the road to be closed for approximately four hours while police investigated at the scene. An investigation is ongoing at this time.
In 2019, more than 3,000 people lost their lives in Florida traffic accidents. This number has remained steady over the past several years as the number of motorists and reported accidents have increased. While no one ever expects to be involved in a serious crash, the accidents take place on a daily basis. Police will continue to investigate this accident to determine the cause.
Our condolences are with those affected by this tragic crash in Winter Haven.
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