4 dead in head-on crash in central Florida, Lakeland police say

Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 02, 2018

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police officials in central Florida say four people have died in a head-on crash.

Lakeland police tell news outlets that a car crossed into an oncoming lane and crashed into a truck towing a horse trailer around noon Tuesday.

The four people in the car were killed and authorities say the driver of the truck was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Authorities are asking motorists to avoid the area for several hours as police investigate the crash and clean up the road.

No further updates were immediately available.