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Polk Deputy Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Polk Deputy Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

BARTOW, Fla. (970 WFLA)-  Polk County Sheriff's Master Deputy Joseph "Shane" Robbins was killed Friday morning in Bartow in a single vehicle accident.

The accident happened along Bomber Rd in Bartow. Robbins was heading westbound towards Hwy 17. A citizen nearby heard the accident and called 911. Firefighters and Paramedics had to extracate Robbins from the car and transported him to Winter Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The road remains closed between Spruce Street and Hwy 17.

Deputy Robbins leaves behind a wife and 5 children.

Sheriff's officials are asking for help in determining what may have happened that caused the crash. Anyone with information is being asked to call the PCSO at 863-298-6200.


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