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Ruskin woman, 31, dies after crashing into semi-trailer

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Published Aug. 3, 2018

RUSKIN — A 31-year-old Ruskin woman was killed Friday morning after she crashed into the back of a semi-trailer, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to troopers, the unidentified woman was driving a 2008 four-door Ford south on U.S., 41, near Valroy Road, around 8:30 a.m. when she struck the back of the semi-trailer driven by Mario Villanueva, 54, of Orlando, as he was slowing down to turn into a lumber yard.

The woman died at the scene, troopers said.

Villanueva was not injured, troopers said.