A 28-year-old womanfrom Punta Gorda was killed Thursday evening in a crash on U.S. 17 in HardeeCounty.
It happened near theintersection of Fish Branch Road, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said.
Troopers said Carol AnnMaherg was going southbound on U.S. 17 when she lost control of her two-doorChevy for unknown reasons and hit a semi-truck that was traveling the otherway.
FHP officials say shehit the back of the truck because the semi-driver saw she was swerving into hisdirection and tried to get out of the way.
Maherg hit the semiwith such force it separated the rear axles from the trailer, troopers said.
The semi-truck driverwas not injured.
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