57-year-old-woman killed in Sumter County crash, troopers say

Crash happened on CR-470 near the intersection of SE 88th Terrace

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SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A 57-year-old woman from Lake Panasoffkee was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Sumter County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at 12:42 p.m. on County Road 470 near the intersection of Southeast 88th Terrace, according to a press release sent by FHP.

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Troopers said the woman was driving her pickup truck east on County Road 470 west of Southeast 88th Terrace when she crossed the center line for unknown reasons and struck a tractor trailer nearly head-on.

The woman in the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The driver of the tractor trailer – a 34-year-old Orlando man – did not suffer any injuries, according to the FHP.

Note: Due to the information provided, this map depicts the general area of the fatal crash and not necessarily its exact location.


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