Two killed in Lakeland crash - FOX 13 News

Two killed in Lakeland crash

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

Two men were killed, and a man and a women were hurt, in a car accident in Lakeland.

The crash happened around 3 o'clock Sunday morning, on Highway 98 North, between Rockridge Road and Socrum Loop Road.

Polk deputies say 19-year-old Eric Russo was passing a car on the two lane road, and moved back in his lane when he saw a car coming in the opposite direction.

Investigators say as he pulled back into his lane, his car grazed an SUV, and spun out of control, smashing into oncoming traffic.

He struck a Mustang, and both cars flew several feet before crashing to a stop.

Polk deputies say Russo was killed, along with 28-year-old Charles Parker, a passenger in the Mustang.

17-year-old Jessica Carroll and 40-year-old Rex Brinkerwere were also hurt in the crash.

They are recovering at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

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