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Driver dies after car strikes back of truck in Polk County

A fatal crash today where a car struck the back of a stopped tractor trailer south of Bartow is under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

About 5:50 p.m., an Oakley semi tractor-trailer headed south on Highway 17 was stopped at the traffic light at Highway 640 in the Homeland area when it was rear-ended by a small, white two-door car, the sheriff’s office said.

The driver, the only occupant of the car, was taken to Bartow Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased, the sheriff’s office said.

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