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Lake Wales Man Killed By Hit & Run Driver

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Polk County Sheriffs Office Press Release

The PCSO Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred this morning during the early morning hours, and is seeking the public’s help.


Just after midnight this morning, Saturday, October 28, 2017, 56-year-old Leonard Wimberly Jr. of South Jennings Rd in Haines City was riding his three-wheeled bicycle westbound along Masterpiece Rd, just east of Longhorn Drive in Lake Wales, when he was struck by a truck also traveling westbound.

Wimberly was transported to Lake Wales Regional Medical Center, where he was declared deceased.

Pieces of a side mirror were left at the scene, indicating that the suspect vehicle is a 1998-2009 Dodge 2500 or 3500 pickup truck. The mirror left behind is a tow mirror. The suspect truck appeared to have continued heading west on Masterpiece Road, towards Scenic Hwy.

We are seeking any witnesses to this crash. Please urge the public to call PCSO at 863-298-6200.

Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto www.P3tips.com to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

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