PCSO Investigating Traffic Fatality of Fort Meade Resident

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Lake Alfred Florida – The PCSO Traffic Unit is investigating a crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and an SUV that occurred in Lake Alfred on August 26th, 2015. Preliminary details are as follows:
Around 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, a 2005 brown Ford Excursion being driven by 52-year-old Tammy Bell of Fort Meade was heading southbound on CR 557-A where it merges with CR 557 in Lake Alfred when Bell attempted to make a U-turn to head northbound onto CR 557. As she did so, she entered into the path of a southbound red 2002 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer, owned by Lions Transport and being driven by 60-year-old Segundo Cintron of Winter Haven.
Cintron hit the brakes and attempted to stop but was unable to avoid hitting the SUV. The semi struck the SUV at a 90-degree angle on the driver’s side. The vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane of CR 557.
The driver of the SUV, Tammy Bell, was airlifted to LRHC in critical condition. Ms. Bell has since succumb to her injuries on August 27th, 2015. Her passenger, 22-year-old Kaylee Bell of Fort Meade, was transported by ambulance to LRHC with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi, Cintron, was not injured. All vehicle occupants were wearing their seatbelts.
The investigation is ongoing. CR 557 was closed for approximately 3 hours.
 
** All information within this article was courtesy of PCSO **
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