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Information Sought In Fatal Hit And Run  Sought 

Polk County Sheriff's Traffic deputies are seeking information about a fatal hit and run crash in which a Lakeland man was killed.

Around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2008, a vehicle struck and killed 37-year-old Robert Allen Watson as he was walking across West Highland Street at Southern Avenue in Lakeland. The vehicle fled the scene.

A photo of the victim can be seen here. If anyone has any information about this crash or the identity of the victim they are urged to contact Polk County Traffic Deputy Sheriff Matthew Williams at 577-1600 or 1-800-226-0344.


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 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!!

Media Contact:                                                   Date: 5/20/2008