Girl, 17, killed in Polk County crash - FOX 13 News

Girl, 17, killed in Polk County crash

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A 17-year-old girl was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle crash near Mulberry, deputies said.

Three people were inside a 1997 Ford Explorer heading east on SR 60. According to the driver, 27-year-old Lezet Mendoza, the vehicle swerved to avoid a "shadowy figure" in the roadway.

The movement caused the Explorer to roll over repeatedly.

The two people inside the car with Mendoza, 22-year-old Amanda Mendoza and 17-year-old Monica Gonzalez, were not wearing seat belts.

They were thrown from the vehicle.

Amanda Mendoza suffered a broken leg. Gonzalez was killed.

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