Pedestrian dies after getting struck by two cars in Lakeland

A deadly pedestrian crash closed U.S. Highway 98 in Lakeland for several hours.

Polk County deputies said the adult pedestrian was struck by two vehicles along the heavily-traveled road near the Ritter Road intersection. They said both vehicles remained at the scene following the crash, which occurred before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The pedestrian’s identity has not been released. The events leading up to the crash remain under investigation.

Lanes reopened by 10:30 a.m.