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Safety Harbor woman died in McMullen-Booth Road crash

A Safety Harbor woman was killed at the intersection of McMullen-Booth Road and Main Street on Friday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was turning south on McMullen-Booth when she was hit by a northbound truck.

TERRI BRYCE REEVES | Special to the Times

A Safety Harbor woman was killed at the intersection of McMullen-Booth Road and Main Street on Friday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was turning south on McMullen-Booth when she was hit by a northbound truck.

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A 45-year-old Safety Harbor woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of McMullen-Booth Road and Main Street Friday morning.

Dianne Paulsen was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Paulsen was in a Ford compact car and was turning south onto McMullen-Booth from Main Street when she was hit by a northbound Dodge pickup truck driven by 41-year-old Joel Valerius of Palm Harbor about 9 a.m.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, the FHP said.

Investigators were still investigating Friday afternoon to determine which driver ran the light, said FHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins.

The collision closed all northbound lanes for about two hours.

Times staff writer

Safety Harbor woman died in McMullen-Booth Road crash 10/21/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2011 7:39pm]
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