Zephyrhills woman, 77, killed in collision
A 77-year-old woman died Thursday when the pickup she was riding in turned into the path of another truck, colliding and closing the northbound lane of State Road 39 for four hours.
Lela Maxwell McGee of Zephyrhills was a passenger in a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Jesse Robert McGee, 84, who turned left in the southbound lane and collided with a northbound truck driven by Richard Allen Westfall, 38, of Trilby, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred near E County Line Road about 12:15 p.m.
All three people were taken to local hospitals. Jesse McGee and Westfall sustained serious injuries.