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11:19 am
Wed January 9, 2013

SR 60 in Lake Wales May Stay Closed For Hours

State Road 60 in Lake Wales is closed in both directions at Kissimmee Shores after an accident at 6 this morning. Both drivers were killed after their vehicles, a semi and a car, burst into flames on impact.

Two people died in a car accident on State Road 60 in Lake Wales.
Two people died in a car accident on State Road 60 in Lake Wales.
Credit Polk County Sheriff's Department

Around 11 this morning, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said it would take about 3 to 4 hours to clear the wreckage.

The only travel alternate suggested is Walk-in-Water Road.

Judd said the vehicle was headed westbound in an eastbound lane when the semi in the accident was passing another semi and discovered the vehicle its lawful lane and the vehicle crashed head-on with the semi.