Lake Wales Police Department Press Release
On June 21, 2018 at approximately 10:31pm officers responded to a traffic crash on Chalet Suzanne Rd west of Dinner Lake Boulevard. The investigation revealed a 2007 Toyota Scion was traveling east on Chalet Suzanne Rd and while negotiating a curve the vehicle left the roadway on the north side of Chalet Suzanne Rd. After leaving the roadway the vehicle collided into a barbed wire fence and overturned causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. The driver was identified as James L. Farewell, a 22 year old Lake Wales resident.
The Lake Wales Fire Department and Polk County EMS provided medical attention to Farewell who was responsive while on the scene. Farewell was transported by a medical helicopter to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Farewell was unable to survive the injuries he sustained and he pronounced dead at the hospital. During this tragic time please keep the Farewell family in your thoughts and prayers.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone having information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Sean Robertson at (863) 678-4223.