Monday, March 19, 2018

Death In Crash On US27

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A driver of a 2011 Chrysler 200 was dead Monday afternoon after crashing into a truck on US27 near Airglades Airport at 2:52 p.m.

U.S. 27 (SR-25) travels northbound and southbound, but here U.S. 27 travels east and west as the Chrysler and the 1992 International driven by Cory L. Kitchen, 49 of South Bay, Fl. were traveling east on U.S. 27 in the left lane, east of Airglades Boulevard.

The car was behind the truck and was approaching at a high rate of speed when for reasons unknown, failed to slow. The front of the car collided with the rear of the truck and was lodged into the rear of the truck as the truck was pushed east before coming to a controlled stop.

Kitchen has minor injuries. Identity of the car driver is pending notification of next of kin.

UPDATE: The driver was Jessiely Aponte, 28 of Zepherhills, Fl.

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