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One driver dead in crash involving multiple commercial vehicles near Sebring

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Posted at 7:28 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 07:28:31-04

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. -- A Lakeland man was killed Tuesday in a multiple commercial truck crash near Sebring.

58-year-old Mark Tomlinson of Lakeland was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Tomiinson was driving northbound on U.S. 27 around 1:20 p.m. approaching the intersection with U.S. 98. Tomlinson's tractor trailer failed to stop behind other vehicles at the red light, and crashed into the rear of another commercial truck. That caused a chain reaction of collisions involving a third commercial truck and a minivan.

One other driver sustained minor injuries.