Police: Lakeland driver dies after running stop sign, crashing into tree

Scene of deadly crash in Lakeland

A 25-year-old man has passed away following a single-vehicle crash in Lakeland, police said.

The crash occurred at Swindell Road and County Line Road around 12:30 a.m. Police said it appears the driver ran a stop sign and crashed head-on into a tree.

Photo: Mini-van with extensive front-end damage after colliding with tree in Lakeland.

The drive of an SUV crashed head-on into a tree in Lakeland.

The driver was traveling in a 2013 Toyota Rav4. Officers said he died at the scene.

The events leading up to the deadly crash remain under investigation. 

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Police did not publicly identify the driver.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reported the victim was 27 years of age. The Lakeland Police Department has since issued a correction saying the driver was 25 years old.