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CAR ACCIDENTS   |  August 6, 2021
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FROSTPROOF, FL – Authorities said an SUV crash in Polk County Tuesday left a passenger dead and a 17-year-old driver injured.

According to The Ledger, the teen was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee east on U.S. 98 West near Old Stokes Road near the town of Frostproof just before 2:30 pm. He told investigators he swerved to avoid hitting a large bird and drove off the roadway. The SUV hit a culvert, went into the air and then flipped after coming down.

A passenger, 45-year-old Mary Ruiz of Sebring, was pronounced dead after being transported to Lakeland Regional Health. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s office said. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was injured and taken to AdventHealth Sebring.

The crash remains under investigation.

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