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Lakeland, FL Police Department
Monday November 10th, 2014 :: 02:30 p.m. EST

Advisory

Lakeland Police respond to traffic crash with fatality

On Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:03 p.m., Lakeland Police responded to a traffic crash on State Road 33. The investigation revealed that a 2001 Ford Focus was travelling westbound on SR 33 at the same time as a 2003 Toyota minivan was travelling eastbound. The minivan traveled through a left hand curve then entered the westbound lane of travel. The two vehicle’s collided in a near head-on collision within the westbound travel lane. Both vehicles were at final rest and disabled.

The driver of the minivan has been identified as 55 year old Dakshesh M. Patel of Lakeland. The driver of the Ford Focus is identified as 23 year old Austin W. Guy of Lakeland.

The operators of both vehicles were transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. A 6-week old infant was in the passenger vehicle and is recovering fine with the grandmother. The front right passenger, 21 year old Kayla M. Bryant, was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no visual indicators of impairment by the operator of the minivan. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Next of kin has been notified. The scene was marked for follow-up investigation. The investigation is ongoing and post follow-up is being completed.

Address/Location
Lakeland, FL Police Department
219 N Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 863-834-6900

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