Lakeland, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide deputies are currently conducting a crash involving a vehicle versus a 5-year-old boy at 1110 Saddlewood Boulevard, Lakeland. This is the Rockridge Road area of North Lakeland. The child is deceased.
The PCSO received the call at approximately 4:44 pm.
Preliminary information is as follows:
The 5-year-old and his 8-year-old sister were riding bikes in a neighbor’s driveway, when the 5-year-old turned and drove into the road. At approximately the same time, a 98 Chevrolet pick-up truck, driven by 46-year-old Carol McCallister of Lakeland, was driving past the location.
The child was stuck on the passenger side of the truck and was transported to Lakeland Regional Health where he succumbed to his injuries.
The 5-year-old victim has been identified as Austin Crawford, DOB 12/5/2010