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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