Mulberry man killed in Polk crash

A 59-year-old Mulberry man is dead after a rear-end crash in Polk County on Monday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, about 2:50 p.m., John Luther Bush was driving a 1999 Ford SUV south on County Line Road. Meanwhile, ahead of him a semi driven by Rafael Hernandez Sr., 69, of Miami was stopped for a school bus near Shephard Road.

The Ford didn't stop and crashed into the rear of the semi, FHP said.

Bush was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where he died, troopers said.

Hernandez was not injured. 

No charges have been filed.

(© 2016 WTSP)


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