- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says a St. Petersburg man was killed when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver who was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 4 in Lakeland.

The crash occurred around 3:15 a.m. and forced the closure of all eastbound lanes of the Interstate for about five hours.

The FHP says Travis Wade of Polk City, was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed head-on into a 2016 Ford Fusion driven by the unidentified St. Petersburg man who was 32.

The 24-year-old Wade taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Authorities say Wade faces several charges, including DUI manslaughter.

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