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Woman Killed In Lakeland Crash

A crash involving two vehicles east of Lakeland Wednesday morning, January 11, 2023 resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, along with Polk County Fire Rescue, were dispatched at 7:02 am, to the crash scene on North Combe Road at Saddle Creek Road.

Upon arrival of first responders, a female adult was found deceased. She was the driver of a

Nissan sedan.

The driver of a white 2008 Chevy 2500 pickup truck and his two juvenile passengers were uninjured.

Based on evidence and interviews at the scene, Traffic Homicide investigators determined that both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions on North Combe Road, when the Chevy truck made a left (east) turn to Saddle Creek Road into the path of the oncoming Nissan.

None of the people involved in the crash were wearing their seatbelts.

Deputies closed a small part of North Combee Road for two hours during the on-scene investigation.

No criminal charges are anticipated, but civil citations are pending completion of the investigation

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