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Polk County Sheriff's Traffic deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying the driver who fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash with serious injury.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, a Saddle Creek Corp semi truck was heading north on Fish Hatchery Rd, crossing the intersection of Saddle Creek Rd, when it was struck by a white 2013 Chevy Malibu, with FL tag CDU A08. The collision caused the semi to jack-knife.

The driver of the Malibu, described as a slender black male with short hair, wearing a white T-shirt, fled the scene on foot. The passenger in the Malibu, 24-year-old China Harris of Lakeland, was critically injured.

If anyone has information about the identity of the driver, they are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863.298.6200  A photo of the two vehicles can be seen here.


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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 12/3/2013