Lake Wales Police Press Release
During the early morning hours of October 14, 2017 Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle traffic crash in the 800 block of North Lakeshore Blvd near the city boat ramp. The crash occurred around 1:40 am. Once on scene, emergency workers located a four-door sedan with three occupants crashed into a large tree. The driver, a male subject, Daniel Reyes, 27 years of age of Lake Wales was pronounced dead at the scene. A female, Stephanie Teeples, 27 of Lake Wales and a child were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center and Tampa General Hospital respectively with non-life threatening injuries.
At this time, next of kin for the deceased have been notified. Although it is early in the investigation, it appears speed and driving actions are factors in the crash.