Man Killed in Accident at US 27 and Cypress Gardens Blvd near Winter Haven, FL

May 18, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

US Highway 27 & Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Tahoe, Freightliner Truck
US 27 and Cypress Gardens Blvd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Tahoe and a Freightliner Truck were involved in a collision

What Happened

Florida Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed a man at US 27 and Cypress Gardens Blvd near Winter Haven, FL on May 18th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 5 a.m. According to investigators, a northbound tractor-trailer operated by 23-year-old Jeffrey Glover was turning westbound on Cypress Gardens Blvd at the time. Officials allege the driver had a red traffic signal at the time as a Chevrolet Tahoe entered into the intersection on a green light. The two vehicles collided and a 25-year-old passenger in the Tahoe was killed. A second passenger, age 38, was hospitalized in critical condition. The driver and another passenger had less serious injuries, according to police. Additional information has not been made available at this time.

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