LAKELAND, FL (July 30, 2022) – On Friday, July 29, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a traffic crash near the intersection of South Crystal Lake Drive and Lowry Avenue in Lakeland. Prior to the crash, a 2015 Nissan Rogue was traveling eastbound on South Crystal Lake Drive. At the intersection, the driver attempted to make a left turn onto Lowry Avenue and crossed into the path of a 2012 Honda Accord traveling westbound on South Crystal Lake Drive. The two vehicles collided, causing the Honda to leave the roadway onto the road shoulder and strike a pedestrian who was in the grass area placing a garage sale sign.
The Lakeland Police Department Patrol Unit, Polk County Fire Rescue, and the Lakeland Fire Department arrived on the scene and began life-saving measures. The pedestrian, a 41-year-old male from Lakeland, was pronounced deceased at the scene by on-scene medical personnel. The driver of the Honda, an 18-year-old male from Lakeland, was transported to Lakeland Regional Health for treatment. The driver of the Nissan, a 16-year-old female, and one adult passenger, both from Lakeland, did not require transport to the hospital.
Members of the Traffic Homicide Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. The roadway was shut down for approximately four hours while the scene was processed for the ongoing investigation.
If anyone has any additional information regarding the crash, please contact Sergeant Dale Deas at [email protected]