Search ends after boy, dad who fled I-4 crash scene found safe

Deputies in Polk County say a father and son who took off on foot after a crash along Interstate 4 early Thursday morning were found safe.

It was around 2:30 a.m. when a car carrying Christopher Smittle and his 8-year-old son, Jonathan, was involved in a crash east of Polk City. Witnesses say the dad fled from the scene, with the boy in tow.

Deputies were concerned that the child was hurt. in the crash.  The two were found safe at their home in Cape Coral late Thursday afternoon.

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