Boy, 9, among two killed in 4-car crash in Haines City

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Two people died Monday, including a 9-year-old child, in a crash on U.S. 27 in Haines City.

  • 4-car crash Monday afternoon on U.S. 27
  • Ten people involved, multiple medical helicopters responded
  • Man, 57 and boy, 9, killed in crash

According to the Haines City Police Department, four vehicles and 10 people were involved in the 4 p.m. crash on U.S. 27 near Patterson Road.   

Police said a 2012 Mazda CX9 was northbound on U.S. 27 when it crossed over the center median and into the southbound lanes, striking a 2008 Lexus.

The Mazda then continued, hitting a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai then went into the path of a Toyota Camry. The collision between those vehicles left the Hyundai on top of the Toyota.

Polk County Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene, along with at least seven medical helicopters. Two adults and five children were transported.

According to authorities, Eric Frazier, 57, of Winter Haven died at the scene. Kemarion Hunter, 9, of Winter Haven, was transfered to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando but later died.

Polk County Schools said Hunter was a student at Garden Grove Elementary in Winter Haven. Grief counselors were made available to students and staff today.

Meanwhile, the crash remains under investigation.

Bay News 9 – local-news

May 10, 2016 |

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