EAST MANATEE -- An 82-year-old Sarasota woman was killed when a dump truck crashed into her car near Myakka City, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at 1:22 p.m. at the intersection of State Road 70 and Verna Road.
A dump truck driven by Juan Romero Gomez, 49, of Miami, was traveling eastbound on State Road 70 approaching Verna Road. A 2009 Subaru Outback driven by Miriam S. Blount was stopped northbound on Verna Road, according to a news release.
The driver of a vehicle in front of the dump truck made a right turn onto Verna Road, so Romero attempted to pass on the left as the vehicle was making the turn, troopers said.
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At the same time, Blount attempted to make a left turn onto State Road 70 and went into the path of the dump truck.
The truck hit Blount on the passenger side of her car, and she was killed, according to the report.
Romero was issued a citation for improper passing.
State Road 70 was closed for several hours as troopers investigated the crash.