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3 dead in fiery, head-on crash in Central Florida

Three people died in a fiery crash in Polk County, Florida, on March 12, 2019.
Posted at 7:37 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 07:37:28-04

POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say three people have died in a fiery crash in central Florida.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told news outlets the crash happened at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday when a speeding driver crossed the center line struck another car head-on.

The car he hit went airborne and landed in a nearby ditch. Three people died at the scene.

Poinciana is near Lakeland.