Two cars were involved in a fatal crash in Venice on Tuesday, January 21st. The crash took, place at the intersection of the US 41 bypass and Via Veneto.
According to troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, 81-year-old Ronald Armstrong was traveling southbound on the bypass when he entered the left turn lane to travel onto Via Veneto. At the same time, 28-year-old Corey Arias was traveling northbound on 41 approaching Via Veneto from the opposite direction. As Armstrong began to turn left, his car collided with Arias' car. Armstrong's passenger, 78-year-old June Armstrong, was taken to Venice Hospital after the crash. She later succumbed to her injuries. Ronald Armstrong was also taken to Venice Hospital for treatment of serious injuries while Arias was taken for non-life-threatening injuries.