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Crash Claims Life of Haines City Woman on US 27

One person was killed and two injured in three-vehicle crash that left two lanes of southbound US 27 closed for approximately four hours. Northbound lanes were closed for approximately 4.5 hours.

Courtesy Polk County Sheriff's Office

The charred remains of a Chevrolet Cobalt reste on the shoulder of US 27 following a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon. The driver of the Cobalt was not wearing a seatbelt and dies in the incident.

The crash took place on US 27 near Morrison Ranch Road, south of Haines City, Wednesday afternoon, at about 3:45 p.m.

First responders found 64-year old Katrina Moore of Haines City deceased. Moore had not been wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from her vehicle.

According to a preliminary investigation, Moore was driving a yellow 2009 Chevy Cobalt southbound on US 27 when she lost control of her vehicle and crossed the median into the northbound lanes. There she crashed head-on into a black 2023 Dodge Durango driven by 63-year old James Chadwick of Winter Haven. Both he and his passenger, 59-year old Shari Bissell of Orlando, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Courtesy Polk County Sheriff's Office

US 27 travel lanes were blocked for four hours Wednesday during the investigation of a crash that claimed one like after a vehicle crossed the median and slammed into two northbound vehicles. Two others were left hospitalized with serious injuries, according to investigators.

After the initial impact, both vehicles collided with the a 1997 Kenworth truck and trailer driven by 54-year old Carlos Perez of Orlando. Perez escaped without injury.

The three others involved had been wearing their seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation.


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