POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash between three vehicles in Polk County.
According to troopers, the crash happened Friday around 10 a.m.
Troopers said a sedan and tractor-trailer were both driving west on SR-400 adjacent to one another.
According to an FHP report, the sedan failed to stay inside its lane and drove into the center lane and collided with the tractor-trailer.
The crash caused the sedan to be pushed into the center median where it collided with a cable barrier, troopers said.
Investigators said the sedan continued over the cable barrier and into the eastbound lanes of SR-400 where it struck two other cars and another tractor-trailer.
One of the struck cars overturned onto the shoulder while another traveled into the median, collided with the cable barrier, crossed the westbound lanes, and collided with a fence, troopers said.
One driver, a 37-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in the car was taken to a hospital where she later died, officials said.
The crash closed both directions of SR-400 until 3:00 p.m. Friday.