Thursday, July 04, 2013

Woman Dies Crashing Into Semi

ARCADIA, FL. -- A 31-year old woman died as a result of injuries Wednesday afternoon about 4:30 p.m. after crossing the centerline and hitting a tractor trailer rig.

Kaia Cross of Arcadia was traveling northbound on CR-769, just north of the intersection of Glendine

Avenue in a 2001 Lincoln Towncar as the vehicle swayed into the southbound lane, in front a 2006 Volvo Tractor Trailer driven by Christopher Perina of North Port.

The driver side area of the Lincoln was struck by the front of the truck, coming to rest in the northbound lane and east shoulder.

Cross was trapped in the Lincoln and once removed from the vehicle, was pronounced at the scene. Perina had no injuries. The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours as the investigation was conducted said FHP Trooper Michael Hathcock and homicide investigagtor Cpl. Kimberly Benavidez.

Cross was not wearing a seat belt. An investigation is pending for any charges. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor for Cross swaying into the wrong lane.

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