Polk County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating Double-Fatal Crash in City of Lake Hamilton
The PCSO Traffic Unit, upon request of the Lake Hamilton
Police Department, is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on
U.S. Hwy 27 at Kokomo Road last night, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in
the city of Lake Hamilton.
Preliminary information is as follows:
Around 8:20 p.m. last evening, LHPD responded to the area and saw two victims had been ejected from one of the cars involved. They requested Polk County Fire Rescue and PCSO to respond. Both of those victims were declared deceased on-scene.
Investigation reveals that both vehicles – a 2004 Dodge Durango and a 2008 Mazda four-door car – were traveling northbound on US 27 side-by-side. For unknown reasons, the front right portion of the Mazda impacted the left rear portion of the Dodge, causing the Dodge to rotate and slide. When the Dodge tires slid into the dirt and grass off of the shoulder, the SUV flipped and landed in a ditch alongside US 27, ejecting two rear seat passengers, who were not wearing seatbelts.
The Mazda slowed to a stop in the median of US 27 after the collision.
The occupants and statuses of the victims are:
Driver – 40-year-old Isaac Neal of Cumming, GA was treated and released at Heart of Florida Hospital; he was wearing a seatbelt.
Front seat passenger – 26-year-old Lisa Mastin of Margate, FL; treated and released at Heart of Florida Hospital; she was wearing a seatbelt.
Rear seat passenger – 31-year-old Cobra Frost (female) of Winter Park, FL; deceased on-scene; she was not wearing a seatbelt.
Rear seat passenger – 61-year-old Wyatt Singleton of Orlando, FL (he would have turned 62 years old today); deceased on-scene; he was not wearing a seatbelt.
Driver – 20-year-old Juan Ayala of Winter Haven; no injuries; he was wearing a seatbelt.
Passenger – 15-year-old Fernando Ayala of Winter Haven was treated and released at Heart of Florida Hospital; he was wearing a seatbelt.
The roadways in the area were closed for approximately 5 hours during the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.