Polk deputies found drugs on fatal crash driver's property
By WFLA.com web staff
POLK COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -
A driver who died in a single-car crash on Highway 17 near Fort Meade had drugs among his property, Polk County deputies discovered during the investigation.
According to PCSO, Joshua Nye MacNicol, 26, of Winter Haven, was going south on Highway 17 just south of Bowling Green Road in Fort Meade around 6:55 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies said he went off the road, then over-corrected back and traveled all the way across the roadway in the northbound lanes.
His 2-door Honda flipped and MacNicol was ejected. The Honda stopped in the median, the driver landed on the northbound lanes.
First responders tried to help the man but he died at the scene. Deputies said it's likely he was not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag in the car didn't deploy.
When the deputies investigated the driver, they found out that MacNicol had his license suspended on 10 prior occasions. They also found drugs on his property, marijuana and Percocet. They continue to investigate.
The crash blocked the roadways on Highway 17 for a few hours. Copyright WFLA 2014. All rights reserved.