HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Polk County crash leaves one person dead after crashing into the back of a semi-truck.
Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office say Thomas Rivera Jr, 21, was driving on U.S. 17/92 and did not see the semi-truck suffer a mechanical issue and ran into the rear of the trailer being pulled by the semi.
The driver of the semi-truck told deputies that he was traveling at a slow speed with his hazard lights on due to a mechanical issue.
Deputies say the driver of the semi-truck was driving with a suspended license for failure to pay child support.
The investigation is ongoing and any possible charges are pending.