POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 12-year-old boy is dead following a crash that happened early Sunday.
The crash happened around 3:32 a.m. in Polk County.
Florida State troopers were called out to westbound I-4 at milemarker 33.
According to troopers, Austin Taylor, 19 was driving a Ford Focus on westbound I-4 in the outside lane.
While he was driving, Tracy Castner, 12, walked into the lanes of I-4, troopers said.
Taylor hit Castner as he was traveling on I-4. Caster suffered fatal injuries.
Caster was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, troopers said.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Troopers have not announced any pending charges against the driver at this time.