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Deputies investigating fatal crash involving vehicle and adult on scooter in Lakeland

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Posted at 6:24 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 18:24:04-04

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a person on a scooter.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Friday in the northbound lanes of US Hwy 98 North near the intersection of Thomas Road. Deputies say that the deceased victim is an adult who was on the scooter. 

The cause of the crash has not been released at this time.

The northbound lanes of 98 are currently shut down in that area. Deputies say cones have been put up blocking northbound traffic at West Socrum Loop Road. Motorists are advised to use Wilder Road, just south of there, which has a traffic light, as a detour.

No additional information has been released.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.