Woman In Roadway Struck By Truck
CLEWISTON, FL. -- Katina M. Avila, 37, of Clewiston was lying in the road, shirtless, when she was struck by a semi-truck flatbed trailer driven by Miguel Cruz, 58 of Naples around 4:45 a.m. Sunday in Hendry County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The accident happened October 4th on Hendry County Road 835 about two miles north of Dooley Road, as Cruz drove over what he thought was a dead animal in the road. He attempted to swerve but the 2005 Mack truck and trailer but struck the victim. It is unknown why Avila was in the roadway, in a remote area southwest of Clewiston.
An investigation is underway by the FHP to determine if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.