SARASOTA COUNTY, Fl. -On Friday afternoon, December 27th, a Punta Gorda man was involved in a deadly crash on State Road 72 near Turpentine Road.
According to FHP, an unknown woman, the victim, was driving an SUV east on SR-72 just west of Turpentine Rd.
The semi-tractor trailer driver, a 51-year-old Punta Gorda man, was heading west on SR-72 just east of Turpentine Rd.
The SUV entered the westbound lane causing the semi-tractor trailer to swerve, unsuccessfully, to avoid the crash.
The front of the SUV crashed into the front of the semi-tractor trailer.
The SUV landed on the grassy shoulder, where the car burst into flames.
The semi-tractor trailer veered off, stopping on the left side of the roadway.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by Sarasota County EMS.