LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – A Lake Alfred man died Saturday evening, January 28, 2023, after being involved in a single-vehicle crash in the Frostproof area.
Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at about 8:11 pm to the crash scene on US 27 near Charles Street, southwest of Frostproof.
38-year-old Bryam Torres, the driver of a gray 2011 Isuzu Trooper, was found with life-threatening injuries and flown to a local hospital. He was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival.
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The PCSO Traffic Homicide Unit began collecting evidence and witness statements.
The preliminary investigation determined that Mr. Torres was traveling north on US 27 when his vehicle left the roadway in a slight curve. The vehicle flipped multiple times, causing Mr. Torres to be ejected. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
The two northbound lanes of US 27 were shut down for one hour, then operated with only one northbound lane for an additional two hours.
This crash remains under investigation.
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