Deputies: Drugs found after fatal crash in Polk County

Polk County deputies found marijuana and prescription drug Percocet after a violent single-vehicle crash that killed a 26-year-old man Wednesday.

The man was identified as Joshua Nye MacNicol of Winter Haven.

Deputies are awaiting autopsy results to determine whether MacNicol was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

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MacNicol was driving south on Highway 17 near Old Bowling Green Road in Fort Meade around 6:55 p.m. when he veered off the roadway.

He tried to drive back onto the road but overcorrected, deputies said.

“The Honda traveled back across both lanes of southbound Highway 17, across the median, and then rolled while continuing south in the northbound lanes,” deputies said.

MacNicol was ejected from the two-door Honda and landed in the northbound lanes of Highway 17.

“The Honda continued south and came to final rest in the median,” deputies reported.

MacNicol died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The car’s airbag did not deploy during the crash.

Marijuana and prescription drug Percocet were found among MacNicol’s property, a crash report said.

Deputies said MacNicol’s license had been suspended on 10 prior occasions.

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