News: Woman, 73, killed in crash involving semi near State Road 19


LAKE COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said an SUV and a semi-truck were involved in a fatal collision in Lake County on Tuesday morning.

The Leesburg News reports the accident occurred near the intersection of State Road 19 and O’Brien Road.  According to the FHP, the driver of an eastbound semi approaching the intersection at about 7 a.m. turned into the path of a 2017 Toyota 4-Runner.

The Toyota hit the trailer being towed by the truck.  The Toyota driver, a 73-year-old Howey-in-the-Hills woman, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  The semi driver was a 43-year-old man from Palm Springs.

The area was shut down to traffic while state troopers were investigating the wreck.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, the Lake County Car Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help.  We can fight for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.  We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not get paid a penny unless a recovery is made on your case. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529.

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