Troopers want to hear from anyone with information about a devastating crash on Interstate 4 that killed four people, including a child, in Polk County.
The crash occurred about 8 a.m. Tuesday near Kathleen Road when a pickup truck lost control in the eastbound lanes of I-4 and traveled into oncoming traffic, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
If you have information on the crash, contact FHP at 813-631-4020
An FHP report details how the crash occurred:
The driver of the truck, a Ford F-250, lost control and collided with another truck traveling in the same direction.
The F-250 then entered the westbound lanes and ran head-on into a Chevrolet van.
The truck went airborne and its undercarriage hit another vehicle. The truck overturned and came to rest on the shoulder of westbound I-4. Its driver was thrown from the vehicle during the crash and killed.
The Chevrolet van the F-250 struck went across westbound traffic and was hit by another truck.
Two other vehicles hit debris from the wreck.
The westbound lanes were closed for several hours as crews investigated and worked to clear the wreckage.
The Florida Highway Patrol told ABC Action News it is investigating whether a driver was "playing or racing" another car when it lost control, causing the crash.
The FHP report identified the deceased as follows:
Dustin Wayne Toole, 22, of Haines City, the driver of the F-250 that crossed into oncoming traffic.
Cassie Ann Gatcha, 12, of Clermont, a passenger in a 2010 Nissan hit by the under carriage of the F-250.
Iran Torres, 45, of Kissimmee, the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet van struck head-on by the F-250.
- Leonardo Mathieu-Turallas, 59, of Alpharetta, George, a passenger in the Chevrolet van.
FHP: Child is among the fatalities. Seven cars involved. Four dead. High rate a speed likely the cause. pic.twitter.com/iorDv0OQV5
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