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73-year-old Lake County woman killed in crash with semi

A 73-year-old Lake County woman was killed in a crash with a semi Tuesday morning at Howey-in-the-Hills.

The woman was driving a 2017 Toyota 4-Runner at about 7 a.m. when a semi traveling eastbound on O’Brien Road approaching the intersection with State Road 19 turned into the direct path of her vehicle, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Her vehicle struck the trailer towed by the semi, which was driven by a 43-year-old Palm Springs man.

The woman, a resident of Howey-in-the-Hills, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

There was road blockage in the area as a result of the investigation into the crash.

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