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Head-on collision leaves one dead in Polk County

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POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigated a fatal accident in Polk County on Broadway Boulevard Friday that left a Polk City man dead.

Justin Lee Pace, 23,  was traveling north on Broadway Boulevard when his Mitsubishi crossed over the center lane and got hit by a tractor trailer.

The trailer was operated by Simple Mattress Transportation, Inc. from Richmond, Va. Carl Jeffrey Payne, 56, was driving it. 

The vehicles landed on the opposite shoulders after the collision and the Mitsubishi caught on fire, according to the FHP report. Pace died on scene, troopers told us. Payne had minor injuries and did not go to a hospital, according to the FHP report.

 

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