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Eagle Lake Man, 31, Struck By Car In Bartow Friday Succumbs To Injuries

A pedestrian who had been struck by a car near Bartow early Friday morning, May 10, 2024, succumbed to his injuries two days later.

31-year old Angel Marchese of Eagle Lake died in the hospital on Sunday, May 12th; he was being treated for head trauma and a broken femur.

The crash occurred at around 5:20 AM on Friday at the intersection of US 17 North and Airport Boulevard, northeast of Bartow.

Mr. Marchese was transported to the hospital by Polk County Fire Rescue, and the crash was investigated by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The preliminary investigation determined that Mr. Marchese was attempting to cross US 17, and walked into the path of a brown 2012 Audi Q7 sedan.

The driver of the Audi, a 68-year old Gibsonton man, remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation; he was not injured.

Mr. Marchese was wearing all-dark clothing at the time of the pre-dawn crash.

The investigation is ongoing, but no charges are anticipated.

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Carl Fish

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