• Deputies investigate fatal I-4 accident in Polk Co.

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    POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Polk County sheriff deputies are investigating a deadly accident that shut down a portion of Interstate 4 Wednesday night.

    A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the driver of a motorcycle tried to flee from deputies after they tried to pull him over Wednesday night.

    The motorcyclist then crashed, and was killed, according to deputies.

    The accident caused heavy back-ups for almost 10 miles.

    Officials have not said exactly what caused the crash.

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