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The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Luz Maldonado, 65, of Casselberry, was killed today while she was a passenger of a vehicle driven by Fernando Rivera. The accident occurred at US 441 and Lakeshore Drive near Canal Point, close to Lake Okeechobee. Rivera, 65, also of Casselberry, suffered critical injuries.

The FHP states that that the Peterbilt semi-truck the pair were traveling in failed to negotiate a curve on southbound State Road 441. Their vehicle lost control, struck a power pole and overturned. The pair were both ejected from the vehicle; neither was wearing a seat belt. Luz Maldonado was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation and we will update this post when more information becomes available.

Have you or a loved one been touched by a tragic accident such as this? We at Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney see these kinds of  wrecks too often. We are too well aware of the loss and agony that family and loved ones experience.