Friday, July 17, 2015

Three Women Dead In Head-On Crash With Truck

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Diana Elizabeth Gallardo, 26 of Clewiston, Rae Ann Reitz, 56 of Moore Haven and Sonia Ruiz, 15 of Clewiston are dead after a crash Thursday afternoon at 1:50 p.m. in Glades county.

The three deceased women were in a 2003 Chrysler minivan traveling east on SR-78 in the eastbound lane. A 2002 Mack truck driven by Elido Villavicencio Cale, 57 of Lehigh Acres, was traveling west on SR-78 in the westbound lane.

The minivan traveled through standing water when Gallardo lost control and as a result the vehicle began to rotate counterclockwise and entered the westbound lane, into the path of the truck.

Both Vehicles came to final rest on the south shoulder of SR-78 in a water-filled ditch. Truck driver Cale was uninjured.

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