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Police Seeking Witnesses in Death of Pedestrian Hit by Car on U.S. 27 Jan. 3


Last updated 1/8/2020 at 10:47am

Lake Wales Police would like to hear from anyone who might have witnessed a fatal accident where a pedestrian was hit by a car shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 on U.S. 27 at Lakeside Drive.

A 22-year-old Lake Wales woman, Regina Kelly, was attempting to cross U.S. 27 when she was hit by a car traveling south driven by Jill Smeal of Babson Park. Police said Kelly apparently walked into the path of Smeal's Buick. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Andrew Elrod at (863)678-4223 Ext. 547.


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