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Lake Wales Man Killed When Truck Flips Into Water Filled Ditch

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Lake Wales, Florida – Around 7:00 p.m., 71-year-old Isidro Medina of Camp Mack Road in Lake Wales, had just finished fishing with his nephew, 12-year-old Alberto Reyes of Garner Avenue in Lake Wales, on the North end of the Resmondo Sod Farm (where Medina works and lives), and the pair left in Medina’s Dodge Ram pickup truck. Medina was driving outh on a dirt road when the truck apparently hit a mud puddle, forcing the truck off the dirt road, where it rolled upside down into the water-filled ditch. 12-year-old Alfredo was able to escape from the truck out of an open window, and attempted to get Medina out of the truck, to no avail.  The boy ran across the farm (approximately 2 miles) to get help. I do not have the names of the witnesses who went back to the scene with Alberto, but they helped extricate Medina, and called 9-1-1, and called Alberto’s mother. EMS arrived on-scene where they attempted to revive Medina. He was transported to Lake Wales Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation is ongoing but no charges are pending. It is likely Medina succumbed to drowning and not crash-related injuries.


 

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