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Driver dies in fiery crash on I-4 in Polk County

Troopers say driver hit tree

Troopers say a man died after crashing into a tree in Polk County.
Troopers say a man died after crashing into a tree in Polk County. (Florida Highway Patrol)

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A man who lost control of his car and hit a tree, causing the sedan to burst into flames, died as a result of the fiery crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the man was driving on westbound Interstate 4 near mile marker 28 in Polk County around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control while traveling at a high rate of speed, went across all the westbound lanes and then onto the outside shoulder, where his car hit a tree.

The car caught fire as a result of the crash, according to the report.

The driver, whose age and name were not provided, died at the scene of the crash.


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