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Three children died and seven people were injured in a car crash in Polk County

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POINCIANA, Florida — Three children died and seven people were injured in a car crash in Polk County.

The Polk County Sheriff's office said the crash happened Saturday evening. Officials are investigating the cause.

A 2001 Lincoln lost control and struck a 2014 Jeep Patriot head-on. There were five people in each.

A six-year-old boy in the backseat of the Lincoln died. Two other children in the back seat were taken to a hospital and are in good condition. The adult driver is in critical condition and the adult passenger is in stable condition.

In the Jeep, a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old sitting the backseat died. A 15-year-old also in the backseat is in serious condition at a hospital. The adult driver is in critical condition and the adult passenger in stable condition.

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