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Obituaries > ROWAND, CHARLES A., III

A 50-year-old Haines City woman, Ruby Stevens, was in the intensive care unit at Lakeland General Hospital Friday night with multiple injuries suffered earlier in the day when she and her companion were thrown from a motorcycle on Interstate 4 east of U.S. 98.

The companion, Charles Rowand, also 50, of 613 Palencia Place, Lakeland, was killed [November 10, 1972] and became Polk’s 91st traffic fatality of the year.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators said the cycle apparently went out of control and Rowand was thrown onto the road where he was run over by a car and two trucks some minutes after the 2:10 a.m. accident. No charges were filed.