Date: February 8, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377 or 502-8262 pager

Information Sought In Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

Polk County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit deputies are seeking information regarding a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at approximately 4:45 p.m. near
Cypress Gardens Boulevard and West Lake Ruby Drive.

The accident involved a green 1993 GMC Jimmy that was heading eastbound on Cypress Gardens Blvd., a red 1999 Lincoln Navigator that was turning left onto West Lake Ruby Dr., and a Jeep Cherokee. 

The driver of the GMC Jimmy, Jessica Dees, 18, of Winter Haven, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or stopped to assist the drivers of the vehicles is asked to contact Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ken Hall at 534-6395 (ext. 9175).

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