Woman trapped in vehicle after hitting tree in Polk - WFLA News Channel 8

Woman trapped in vehicle after hitting tree in Polk

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MULBERRY, FL (WFLA) -

Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) reports that Highway 60 was shut down for more than an hour as rescue crews worked to free a woman trapped after her vehicle that collided with a tree and rolled over.

PCFR received the call shortly after 8 p.m. Friday night.  Officials say the crash occurred on a stretch of Hwy 60 between Coronet Road and County Line Road in Mulberry.

Crews were on scene within minutes and quickly determined the heavy rescue squad would be needed.

Polk County Fire Rescue's Heavy Rescue Squad and Lakeland Fire Department's Heavy Rescue worked nearly an hour to free the patient from the black Jeep Wrangler before she was flown to an area hospital.

Officials say a passenger was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but did not sustain injuries and was not transported.

Florida Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.

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