POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol said an elderly woman died after a nearly head-on crash in Polk County on Sunday evening.
Troopers said the crash happened around 7 p.m. near Lucerne Park Road (State Road 544) and Wildflower Drive.
A 24-year-old Lakeland woman was driving eastbound on Lucerne Park Road and a 73-year-old woman was driving westbound on Lucerne Park Road.
Troopers said as the vehicles approached, the 24-year-old woman lost control of her car. The woman entered the westbound lane and collided nearly head-on with the 73-year-old woman’s SUV, which caused it to overturn.
The 73-year-old woman was taken to a hospital, where she later died.
The 24-year-old woman suffered serious injuries.