34-Year-Old Killed, 12-Year-Old, 15-Year-Old, Dan Pitisci Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident on S.Rt. 60 in Polk County, FL
Polk County, FL — September 11, 2023, a 34-year-old was killed, and a 15-year-old, a 12-year-old, and Dan Pitisci were injured in a chain-reaction crash around 6 a.m. on S.Rt. 60 in Polk County.
Authorities report the two minors were in a Chevy Traverse and allegedly collided with Dan Pitisci's Dodge pickup on State Route 60, east of Lake Wales, FL. A 34-year-old man from Melbourne, FL reportedly pulled his vehicle off the road and started walking toward the crash in order to help the victims when a white 2012 Honda Odyssey purportedly crashed into Dan Pitisci's disabled pickup truck.
The second crash allegedly forced the pickup truck to spin and collided with the 34-year-old pedestrian as he was approaching the scene. The Honda driver allegedly fled the crash on foot.
The "Good Samaritan" pedestrian was reportedly pronounced deceased at the crash scene. The 15-year-old driver and Mr. Pitisci purportedly suffered minor injuries, and the 12-year-old passenger reportedly suffered serious injuries.
Police are asking the public for help in locating the hit-and-run driver.
There are no further updates at this time.