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Woman killed, passenger injured in Clearwater crash

Ariana Daly, 20, of Clearwater recently moved here from New Jersey. She died after her car  collided with a septic tank truck in Clearwater on Tuesday morning. Daly is seen here with her sister, Eunice Zumbado.

Courtesy of Ruthann Daly

Ariana Daly, 20, of Clearwater recently moved here from New Jersey. She died after her car collided with a septic tank truck in Clearwater on Tuesday morning. Daly is seen here with her sister, Eunice Zumbado.

CLEARWATER — A 20-year-old woman who recently moved here from New Jersey died early Tuesday after her vehicle collided with a truck on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard.

Ariana Daly was southbound in a Chevy Cavalier on Gunn Avenue about 4:45 a.m. She turned left onto Gulf-to-Bay and into the path of a westbound septic tank truck driven by Jose Rosas, 30, of Largo, police said. Rosas wasn't injured.

It took about 20 minutes for rescuers to pull Daly from her vehicle. Once she was removed, she was taken to Morton Plant Hospital, where she died.

A passenger in her vehicle — Joshua David Amos, 27, of Clearwater — was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with serious injuries.

There was no immediate indication that alcohol was a factor in the crash, said Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts.

Daly had recently moved to Clearwater from Somerville, N.J., said her mother, Ruthann Daly, 48. She had previously attended Hillsborough (N.J.) High School.

Two days after Ariana arrived, she got a job, and had been working at the Marble Slab Creamery on Gulf-to-Bay.

"She loved it," her mother said.

Reached by phone late Tuesday morning, Ruthann Daly was still reeling from the loss of her daughter.

"I can't believe it, the most awesome kid in the world …" she said, breaking down.

Daly said her daughter was a joy to be around. "She was just the most beautiful girl inside and out," she said. "She was so sweet to everybody."

Woman killed, passenger injured in Clearwater crash 04/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:50pm]
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