The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit investigated a two-vehicle crash in unincorporated Davenport yesterday (Monday, January 24, 2022) that resulted in one fatality.
Around 1:45 p.m. the PCSO ECC received a 911 call from the area of CR 547 and Ernie Caldwell Blvd. When first responders arrived on-scene they found 25-year-old Christian Soto (male) of Davenport unresponsive in his gray Chevrolet Camaro. Polk County Fire Rescue personnel extricated him from the car and performed CPR, and transported him to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
According to the evidence and witnesses, Soto was traveling east on Ernie Caldwell while a black Ford Explorer being driven by 39-year-old Brandy Swearegin of Haines City was traveling south on CR 547. Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time. The front of the Explorer struck the Camaro on the driver’s side. There were three passengers in Swearegin’s SUV and two of them were treated and released from a local hospital with minor injuries – she was not injured.