Lake County, FL (August 9, 2018) – A 71-year-old woman lost her life in a serious tractor-trailer accident in Lake County. The accident happened on Tuesday around 8:15 p.m.
The woman has been identified as Mary Rowe Johnson of Clermont.
She was driving a 2017 Toyota RAV4 when she tried attempting a left turn from Berry Groves Road onto northbound State Road 33.
She crossed directly into the path of the truck driven by 29-year-old Leroy Broaders. The truck ran into the side of the RAV4, and Johnson died at the scene of the crash.
Broaders did not receive any injuries in the crash which is still being investigated by authorities.
Every day in Florida, commercial vehicles and trucks are involved in 120 crashes. Many of these accidents happen due to distracted driving, excessive speed, and drowsy driving but there are many other reasons as well. Every 3 hours, an accident takes the life of somebody driving on our roadways in Florida. We offer our condolences to you during this difficult time.
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