Polk County Sheriffs Office Press Release
Last night (Friday, October 27) PCSO ECC received a call around 11:42 p.m. regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on US Hwy 27 near Sand Mine Rd, Davenport. The pedestrian, 19-year-old Shania Jordan of Paulette Dr in Haines City, was declared deceased on-scene.
Investigation revealed Jordan was at Applebee’s in the Berry Town Center with Miguel Albarran when they became involved in an argument in the parking lot as they were leaving. Jordan left on foot instead of getting into Albarran’s car. Albarran drove to the area of Berry Blvd and US 27 where Jordan was walking, pulled up alongside her, and asked her to get into the car, at which time Jordan moved into the center lane, where she was struck by a green 1999 Ford Winstar van being driven by 71-year-old Linda T. McClellan of Davenport. Linda and her passenger, her daughter 51-year-old Linda F. McClellan, were not injured, and stopped to render aid. Both stated neither saw Jordan until she was in their lane and it was impossible to avoid striking her.
The southbound lanes of 27 in that area were closed for approximately 4 hours during this investigation. The investigation is ongoing, but no criminal charges are anticipated.