Punta Gorda woman dead, child seriously injured in State Road 31 crash
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A 33-year-old Punta Gorda woman was killed and her 11-year-old passenger was seriously injured in a crash at State Road 31 and Little Farm Road on Tuesday, officials said.
Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash around 5:30 p.m. An initial investigation found that the Punta Gorda woman didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign and drove in front of a semi-truck, troopers said.
The truck slammed into the left side of the Punta Gorda woman’s car, troopers said. The 31-year-old Hialeah man driving the semi suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The 11-year-old boy was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
The crash is still under investigation.
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