POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – One southbound lane of US Highway 27 in Polk County is now open following the double fatal traffic crash Wednesday morning.

 

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After 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Polk County Sheriff’s office reported a gruesome traffic accident occured on on US Highway 27 South, just south of the intersection of Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven.

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All southbound lanes were closed for hours as authorities investigated the deadly scene that resulted from a gruesome crash between a blue Toyota car and a semi truck.

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Authorities confirm two people lost their lives in the collision but have not provided further reports. CW44 NEws At 10 will provide updates as they are made available.