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Date: Wed Aug 14, 2019 21:00:53
From: Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Fatal Crash Update: The two drivers who died as a result of injuries sustained
in a head-on vehicle crash on East Main Street just east of Lakeland have been
identified and next of kin have been notified. The crash occurred today,
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at about 4:30 p.m. 64-year-old Delbert Kendall of
Polk City was driving a blue Ford Focus east bound on East Main Street when,
for unknown reasons, the Focus crossed the center line into the path of a west
bound tan Subaru Forester being driven by 40-year-old Case Hurst (female) of
Winter Haven. Both drivers died at the scene. There were no other vehicles or
people involved. The roadway was closed for about 4 hours during the

Previously released:

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is working a two-car, two-fatality crash on
at the 3500 block of SR 542 (E. Main Street) just east of Reynolds Road in
East Lakeland (unincorporated). The crash occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m.
today. It appears that there was a head on collision of the two vehicles, one
headed east bound and the other headed west bound. There was one occupant per
vehicle–the drivers. Both are deceased. Both are adults.

Scott Wilder, Director of Communications
Polk County Sheriff’s Office

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