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71-year-old in critical condition after three-vehicle Thonotosassa crash

THONOTOSASSA

Woman badly hurt in crash on U.S. 301

A 71-year-old woman was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 301 early Thursday.

A semitrailer truck loaded with concrete utility poles was backing into a driveway on the west side of U.S. 301 just before 7 a.m. The truck, driven by Jose Moctezuma Hoyos, 47, of Land O'Lakes was blocking the southbound lanes.

Judith Deanna Lloyd, 71, of Thonotosassa was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix south behind a Ford Explorer driven by Stephanie Barnes, 25, of Plant City. As the women approached the truck, Barnes swerved to avoid hitting it and came to a stop on the shoulder. Lloyd slammed on the brakes but collided with the back of the trailer, troopers said.

Lloyd, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Neither of the other two drivers was injured.

71-year-old in critical condition after three-vehicle Thonotosassa crash 09/29/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:56pm]
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