3 dead after head-on crash in Poinciana

One car caught on fire

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

POLK COUNTY, Fla. - The Polk County Sheriff's Office said three people are dead after a crash in Poinciana.

Investigators said one of the cars caught on fire.

The Sheriff's Office said the crash happened around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Marigold Avenue and Bell Tower Crossing East.

The roadways in the area were closed during the crash investigation.

Authorities identified the victims Wednesday as Emmanuel Lashawn Macedo Semedo, 19, Johana Martinez Rodriguez, 45, and Ramon Antonio De Jesus Cintron, 43. All the victims were from Kissimmee, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a red Nissan crossed over a double yellow centerline hitting a white Nissan head-on causing the white car to crash into a ditch.

If anyone witnesses anything in this area, they are asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200.

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