- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Two people are dead after authorities say their cars collided nearly head-on in central Florida.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Nicolas Dorado was driving on a Lakeland road early Friday morning when he struck a center median curb and lost control. Officials say Dorado’s car then crossed a grass median into the oncoming lane and hit a car driven by 33-year-old Cardee Jones.

Authorities say both cars were traveling at highway speeds. Both drivers were declared dead at the scene. Neither car had other passengers.

It wasn’t immediately known whether distraction or impairment were factors in the crash.

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