LAKELAND, FL. – The Lakeland Police Department is currently investigating a fatal traffic crash that happened on Kathleen Road.
On Monday, November 29, 2021, at approximately 9:43 p.m., officers responded to a traffic crash involving a single vehicle near the 1000 block of Kathleen Road. According to reports, just prior to the crash, a Hyundai sedan was traveling northbound on Kathleen Road.
As the vehicle was attempting to negotiate the curve of the roadway, it struck the raised median and subsequently impacted a tree located in the median.
The Lakeland Police Department Patrol Unit, Polk County Fire Rescue, and the Lakeland Fire Department all arrived on the scene and began to provide life-saving measures. The driver, a 42-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
The roadway was shut down for approximately three hours while the scene was processed for the ongoing investigation.
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