Lakeland man dies after ATV crash in Polk County, sheriff’s office says

Crash occurred on Wildlife Trail

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 35-year-old Lakeland man died at a hospital after being found under a flipped ATV Saturday night in Polk County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The crash was reported around 9 p.m. on Wildlife Trail, north of Lakeland, deputies said. The 911 caller located the man — identified as Roger Tyer, Jr. — about 30 minutes after he crashed in a Polaris ATV and became pinned by the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office’s social media. Deputies said that Tyer was not wearing a helmet in the crash, adding life-saving measures began as soon as he was found.

As deputies and Polk County Fire Rescue responded, Tyer was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, the post reads.

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The sheriff’s office is still investigating.

No other details were shared.

Note: Due to the information provided, this map depicts the general area of this crash and not necessarily its exact location.

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