A Lakeland man is dead following an early-morning collision Sept. 8, on Interstate 4 at the Branch Forbes Road exit.
According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Kiesha Lacole Montoya, 26, of Lakeland, was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry westbound in the outside lane of I-4. She was traveling faster than the 2004 Buick Rendezvous in front of her and collided with the vehicle. The Rendezvous was pushed forward and entered the north shoulder. It then overturned, and the rear-seat passenger, James Dennis Clyatt, 30, of Lakeland, was ejected.
Montoya also traveled off the highway and onto the north shoulder and came to a final rest.
Clyatt was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, where he died.
The other three occupants of the Rendezvous, Norma Alicia Hunter, 28; Linda Garzoria, 27; and Jason Allen Hunter, 40, all of Lakeland, also were taken to Lakeland Regional. FHP investigators still are trying to determine who was driving.
This incident remains under investigation. Details regarding this incident are subject to change.