POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Tire failure is the cause behind a single vehicle Polk County crash that has left one of seven passengers in serious condition, according to the county sheriff’s office.
The crash happened on I-4 west of Highway 27 at 2:10 p.m. Saturday.
The driver, 18-year-old Garret Vincent, was traveling eastbound on I-4, headed to a church function when tire failure caused the vehicle to veer toward the median.
When the vehicle entered the median, it rolled over, causing one full ejection and one partial ejection.
Four of the victims were taken to Heart of Florida in Haines City and three were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Vincent was treated and released from Heart of Florida Hospital.
But 17-year-old Sierra Johnson is in critical condition and Katelyn Jerowski, also 17, is in serious, but stable condition.
Michael Adams, 19, suffered minor injuries, and he was released from the Heart of Florida.
Alexandria Henderson, 17, was released from Lakeland Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
Tiffany Herriman, 26, and Aaron Downard, 16, were treated and released from Heart of Florida.
The investigation is ongoing.
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