Fatal high-speed crash

Dashcam footage from a fatal crash on Memorial Blvd. and Lakeshore in Lakeland.
The Cadillac, driven by Cleon Truedell, 32, of Plant City, crashed into the front passenger side of a blue 2017 Mitsubishi sedan driven by Linel Marie Vega-Ortiz.

It is unknown why Truedell fled from police, but officials say the investigation has since determined that he was operating on a revoked driver’s license since 2005 and that the vehicle contained a trafficking amount of suspected methamphetamine.

According to police, Truedell had an extensive criminal history involving Burglary, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle, Battery, Stalking, False ID to Law Enforcement, Domestic Violence, Driving with License Suspended or Revoked, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Cannabis, Hit and Run Accident, and Destruction of Evidence.


By: ThisIsButter (39422.20)

Tags: high speed crash, vehicles,

Location: Lakeland