Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Lakeland man injured in I-4 crash dies

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TAMPA — A Lakeland man injured in a March 2 crash on Interstate 4 has died, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Donnell Devonte Smith, 18, died Sunday from injuries sustained in the crash, troopers said. He was a passenger in the sport utility vehicle.

The 2000 Kia Sportage was traveling west on I-4 west of Branch Forbes Road, troopers said. The left rear tire blew out, and the SUV traveled into the center median, overturned, crossed over the guardrail and came to rest on the center median. Two people were ejected, troopers said.

Also injured were: the driver, Rachel Ann-Marie Wallace, 19, of Mulberry; Madeline Dyonne Florance, 38, of Temple Terrace; 1-year-old Donnell R. Smith of Mulberry; Jesse Woods, III, 16, of Bartow and Jabari A. Woods, 15, of Bartow.

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