Head-on crash sends two to hospital, closes highway section

12:48 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police are investigating a head-on crash at Recker Highway and 21st Street, SW Tuesday morning.

As of 10:30 a.m., one lane of Recker Hwy has reopened after all lanes were closed due to the crash.

Police say around 7:40 a.m., a Chevy Suburban was heading west on Recker Highway when, for unknown reasons, a GMC cargo van heading east crossed the center line and hit the Chevy head on.

The impact pinned the driver of the GMC inside the van who was taken by ambulance to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

The driver of the Chevy was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert and, at this time police say, is listed in serious condition. The two children in the SUV were in car seats and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center by family members as a precaution.

The crash is still under investigation.

One lane of Recker Hwy is open and it is anticipated to fully open within the next hour.

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