UPDATE: Charles Kimbrough, Jr., 59, of Creekwood Run in Lakeland, died Thursday afternoon when his Nissan Altima was hit by a semi at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Rockridge Road, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said.

Kimbrough had a green light when he traveled eastbound on Rockridge Road toward his home a short distance away, deputies said. The driver of the semi failed to stop at a red light, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Its investigation continues.

A fatal accident at US 98 and Rockridge Road has traffic backed up. A Saddle Creek Corp. semi heading north struck a Nissan Altima that had a green light going east, @PolkCoSheriff says. The Nissan’s adult male driver died. No ID yet. The semi flipped on its side. #lkld pic.twitter.com/ZV3XD9xzbT

— Lkld Now (@LkldNow) May 17, 2018

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