A tragic car crash involving the lead car of a caravan along State Road 64 killed two Naples women. The fatal Florida truck accident was caused by a semi truck that crossed the center line, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
FHP reports show that a two car caravan was traveling along State Route 64 near Solfo Springs when a truck driver crossed the center line. Two women in a Toyota sedan tried to avoid the semi but still collided with the front of the semi truck. The truck pushed the car backwards and off the road. The truck also veered off the shoulder and hit orange trees.
The second vehicle, an SUV, was driven by the husband of one of the women killed in the crash. He was driving his 2 month old daughter. In an effort to avoid the truck and car collision, the man swerved and the SUV overturned. Both the man and the infant received only minor injuries in the accident.
The two women, aged 35 and 34, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The truck driver was transported to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries. FHP has said that charges against the truck driver are pending.
Source: Naples News, "2 Naples women killed in car-truck crash on rural road in Hardee County," 12/31/2011