2-car crash on I-4 in Polk Co. kills 1, seriously hurts 1

LAKELAND, FL – An elderly man died, and a woman went to the hospital with serious injuries after two cars collided on the interstate in Lakeland, reports WFLA News 8.

Police say the incident happened around 1:40 a.m. on the westbound side of I-4 in the area of mile marker 39, which is just west of Florida Polytechnic University.

The investigation indicates that the driver of an SUV crashed into the rear of a car while attempting to pass the car on the interstate.

Medics transported the 74-year-old car driver to the hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash.

A 31-year-old passenger from the SUV went to the hospital with serious injuries.

The 24-year-old driver of the SUV suffered only minor injuries.

A full investigation is underway.

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