Winter Haven, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating a crash that occurred Friday afternoon (1:12pm). According to Sargent Gaskins , public information officer with the FHP, a sedan was traveling southbound on US-17, near 6th Street NW, when the driver (74 Yr Old Winter Haven man) suffered a medical emergency. The driver lost control of the vehicle which entered the opposing lane and collided with with an SUV nearly head-on. The driver of the SUV is a 58 Yr Old Lake Wales man. Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were transporting to an area hospital where Winter Haven man later expired from injuries suffered during the collision.
It should be noted that the Florida Highway Patrol does not release names of accident victims pursuant to Marsy’s Law.