Bartow, Florida-- Polk County Sheriff's Traffic Deputies reported two confirmed fatalities in relation to a crash that occurred at the intersection of Homeland Garfield Road and US 17 just after 5 this evening.
Officials at the scene say multiple victims have been transported to the hospital, and deputies work to sort those out now.
The vehicles involved in the crash include:
- A white Chevrolet 4-door car
- A red Toyota Corolla
- An overturned, silver Dodge caravan.
At this time, officials have completely blocked U.S. 17 North. Commuters are being redirected to CR 640 West.
Reports indicate deputies currently work to clear at least one southbound and northbound lane on US 17. They anticipate lanes to open within the next half hour.
10 News will continue with updates as they become available.