Two dead in horrible Polk County crash - FOX 13 News

Two dead in horrible Polk County crash

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a fiery fatal crash on Highway 60 near Lake Wales.

The wreck happened just west of Indian Lake Estates near Kissimmee Shores Road.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a Lexus went into the wrong side of the road and hit a semi-truck, and the two vehicles burst into flames.

The driver of the car was 83-year-old Walter S. Griffith; the driver of the semi was 53-year-old Michael Sprouse, the sheriff's office said.

Both lanes of Highway 60 were shut down for hours. Just after 2 p.m., traffic was flowing again, though a small stretch at the scene will remain one lane until damage to the roadway can be repaired.


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