4 vehicle crashes leave 3 dead and one in Florida


Three people were killed and another seriously injured in four car accidents at various locations around Polk County, Florida

The three fatal accidents occurred in Lakeland, Winter Haven and Heinz City.

A 77-year-old woman from Davenport in the US 27 was killed in Haines when she collided with a vehicle that was turning in front of her, according to Haines city police.

Police said Louis Mann, 77, was traveling north in a black 2018 Kia Miro before 9:30 a.m. when a gray 2011 Nissan Rogue driven south by Joelana Gonzalez Santana, 20, tried to turn left onto South Boulevard.

The collision capsizes the Gonzales Santana. Man’s car covered about 150 feet before it could rest. She was found unresponsive and was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, where she died. Gonzales Santana was also transferred to LRHMC with a compound fracture of the left leg.

Police said both drivers were wearing seat belts, and vulnerability did not appear to be a factor.

 An 8-year-old boy died in a single car crash on East 540-A County Road in Lakeland.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 2003 Toyota Tundra pickup truck driven by Michael Krause, 63, from Lakeland was pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with East Fool as the trailer began to swing violently from side to side, causing the truck to tip over on its side.

The sheriff’s office said Trip Butler, Krause’s 8-year-old grandson, who was riding in the back seat, was partially expelled and seriously injured. He was transferred to LRHMC and later transferred to Tampa General Hospital, but passed away. He was a student at Highlands Grove Elementary School.

The other truck passengers – Krause’s wife, 63-year-old Loretta, and his other grandson, 13-year-old Patrick Pollins, all from Lakeland – were not seriously injured.

Just before 8 p.m., a 63-year-old man from Lake Wells was killed at Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven when he was hit by a car while assessing damage to his car from another accident minutes earlier, Sheriff said. Office. Headquarters. center.

Robert Copstas, 63, was stopped in the eastbound lane when a blue Toyota Sienna rammed him into a white Lincoln driven east by Darian Jesse, 24, of Winter Haven, the sheriff’s office said, and both drivers got out of their cars to assess the condition. damage. The sheriff’s office said that as Copestas was standing in the middle lane looking at the cars, he was hit by a gray 2014 Nissan Rogue driven east by Candice Straw, 27, from Winter Haven. Jesse walked to a nearby store to contact law enforcement about the first incident.

At around 7:30 PM in the evening, a collision between a pickup and a semi-truck on State Route 37 just south of County Road 630 in Bradley Junction injured a 30-year-old man from Homeland.


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