Man Killed, 3 Injured in Truck Accident on U.S. 27 in Polk County, FL
Polk County, FL — May 18, 2023, a man was killed and three people were injured following a commercial truck accident at around 5:00 a.m. on U.S. 27.
Preliminary details about the crash were released by the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Their statements said that the crash took place at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard, just outside of Waverly.
According to initial statements, a Chevy Tahoe was crossing through the intersection while southbound along the highway. Details suggest that the Chevy had a green light at the time. While in the crossing, it appears that a Freightliner truck going northbound allegedly attempted a left turn while their light was red. This caused the vehicles to collide.
As a result of the collision, a 25-year-old passenger in the Chevy succumbed to fatal injuries. A 38-year-old, a 22-year-old, and a 24-year-old from the same vehicle were injured. The 38-year-old's injuries were described as serious.
Currently, factors surrounding the crash are still under investigation. Authorities have not yet confirmed any citations or charges pending further investigations into the wreck.