On Tuesday morning 4 people, including a child, died in a terrible seven-vehicle wreck on I-4 in Lakeland, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.
The tragedy was reported at about 8:00 a.m. and occurred between Kathleen Rd and Memorial Blvd on I-4; the interstate that connects Polk County to Orlando and Tampa.
The interstate closed promptly following the crash halting traffic on both eastbound and westbound lanes. The eastbound lanes of I-4 have since reopened but westbound remained closed. Authorities are asking that the Polk Parkway be used as an alternative.