By Tom Paulson
City Editor 

Lake Wales Resident Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

US 27 and ABC Road Intersection Blocked for Three Hours


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 5:47pm

A single vehicle accident left a local man dead and mid-day traffic blocked Wednesday. Brett Lang, 548, was not wearing a seat belt when he lost control on southbound US 27 and hit a tree and light pole at the northwest corner of the signalized intersection. The location is across ABC Road from Oakley Transportation.

Lang was flown by helicopter to a hospital but died from his injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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