TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it blew through a stop sign and hit a tree in Lakeland, killing the driver.
The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. in the area of County Line Road and Swindell Road.
Lakeland police said 25-year-old Matthew Chiarenza of Brandon was driving a 2013 Toyota Rav4 on County Line Road at a high rate of speed. He ran a stop sign and went across Swindell Road onto the grass shoulder and hit a tree.
Chiarenza died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact investigating Officer Tyler Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.