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One killed, three injured in Lutz wreck on U.S. 41

LUTZ — An elderly woman was killed and three people were injured Monday when two cars collided on U.S. 41.

A northbound Jeep Cherokee smashed into a southbound Toyota Camry that was turning onto County Line Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a passenger in the Toyota, Violeta Reyes, 80, of Land O'Lakes died. She was wearing her seat belt.

Her husband, Antonio Reyes, 87, was driving the Toyota. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in serious condition.

Susan Marie Wicklund, 48, of New Port Richey, was driving the Jeep and was seriously injured.

Passenger Melissa Jeanne Cothard, 26, of Holiday, was also seriously injured after she was thrown from the vehicle.

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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Melissa Jeanne Cothard, the passenger in a Jeep that collided with another car Monday at U.S. 41 and County Line Road, suffered serious injuries after being ejected from the vehicle. Due to incorrect information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, an earlier version of this story misstated who was ejected.

One killed, three injured in Lutz wreck on U.S. 41 09/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:41pm]
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