1 killed in accident involving semi-truck on SR 33 in Lakeland

Polk County

LAKE WALES, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was on scene of a semi-truck versus SUV crash on SR 33 North in Lakeland.

Preliminary information indicates that Martha Muriel, 23, of Polk City, was heading north on SR 33 near Epicenter Boulevard around 4:20 p.m.

For unknown reasons, Muriel crossed over into the southbound lanes, where she was struck nearly head-on by a semi-truck driven south by Aubrey Craddock, 72, of Plant City.

Craddock was not injured.

Muriel was extricated and declared deceased.

The road was closed for approximately four hours.

The investigation is ongoing, but no charges are pending.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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