Auburndale Man Killed in SR60 Crash in Lake Wales
This accident happened Phillip Craig Durden, 26, of Auburndale, Florida, was driving his 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck pulling a trailer on SR 60 in Lake Wales when a 1997 International semi-truck collided head-on with Durden. The accident happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. west of Capps Road. The truck was driven by Jay Michael Batson, 41, of Lake Wales, Florida. At the time of the accident, the truck was carrying a load of citrus molasses. Durden's truck had significant damage and may have erupted into flames. Durden died at the scene. Batson was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Lake Wales Medical Center where he was treated and released. This accident is still under investigation.
This accident tragically involved the loss of a young life. While this accident is still under investigation, the at-fault driver/owner will likely be legally liable to the other in damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in the greater Central Florida area, including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, Haines City, Lake Wales, and Polk County, Florida, please contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation. Each and every accident is different and involves different circumstances. There may also be a number of insurance policies that apply to your accident. The call and the appointment are free.