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Fatal hit & run information being sought

Nov 2, 2022
Media Contact : Brian Bruchey, PIO

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking information regarding a fatal hit & run crash that occurred on Interstate 4, just west of the Galloway Road overpass, near Lakeland. 

PCSO Traffic Homicide detectives believe the crash occurred between 9:30 pm on October 30th and 10:42 pm on November 2nd, when the victim's body was spotted and reported by a passerby. 

The victim has been identified as 19-year old Osbaldo Cuz-Xol of Lakeland.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this hit & run is urged to call Detective Register at 863-678-4115 or

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