Police say a fatal crash closed parts of the intersection of Highway 17 and State Road 60 in Bartow Monday afternoon.
A car crashed into a metal pole, killing the driver, authorities said. The Florida Highway Patrol identified him as 18-year-old Odin Runar Firing, from Ft. Myers.
Numerous police and EMS units were at the scene. The view from SkyFOX showed traffic backed up along State Road 60.
Police are asking motorists to avoid the area.
The crash happened next to a Florida Blood Services bus in an adjacent parking lot; the bus was not hit.
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