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Teen girl dies in weekend accident
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Teen girl dies in weekend accident

Lake Wales, FL -- A 16-year-old Lake Wales girl died of injuries she sustained in a single car crash on CR 640 Saturday afternoon.

Katlyn Gilbert, of 3900 Fast Trot Trail, was sitting in the front passenger seat in the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer when the SUV hit a pine tree while heading east on CR 640 around 2:50 p.m. on June 25.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Gilbert was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where she was declared dead.

There were five passengers in all in the car at the time of the crash. Two of the other passengers have been released from the hospital, the other two are still being hospitalized at LRMC. Three were taken to the hospital by helicopter and two by ambulance.

The cause of crash is still under investigation at this time.

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