News: Man, boy die in Polk County wreck caused by suspected drunk driver

WINTER HAVEN, FL – Authorities said a man suspected of drunk driving caused a deadly crash in Polk County early Sunday morning, WTSP reports.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 27-year-old man was driving south on Lucerne Park Road at about 1:30 a.m. and crossed the center line, colliding nearly head-on with an SUV near Avenue Y NE.

The driver of the SUV, a 70-year-old man from Winter Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 5-year-old boy in the vehicle died on the way to the hospital, while an 8-year-old passenger was critically injured.

The FHP said charges are likely against the 27-year-old, a Winter Haven resident.  Troopers believe he was impaired at the time of the accident.

Driving under the influence is a reckless choice that puts others at risk. If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, you deserve justice and fair compensation. Our team of Polk County Car Accident Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group have the experience and knowledge to fight on your behalf for the money you are entitled to. Get started today by calling us at 727-847-4878 or responding in our online chat box.

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