WESLEY CHAPEL — A Tampa woman was killed and three others were hurt in a three-vehicle crash Friday on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Two cars were eastbound on State Road 54 near Wesley Chapel Loop about 3:30 p.m. As a westbound dump truck approached, the driver of a Ford Focus swerved left to avoid stopped traffic, the Highway Patrol said. The car headed into oncoming traffic and hit the dump truck. The crash caused the truck to skid into oncoming traffic, where it collided with a Honda Accord.
The Accord driver, Aitza C. Bellaflores, a 72-year-old Tampa resident, was killed, the FHP said. A passenger, Blake Perez, 11, of New Port Richey, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with minor injuries. The Ford Focus driver, Raelisha M. Presley, 24, of Zephyrhills, and the truck driver, Michael A. Cooper, 38, of Spring Hill, had minor injuries.