Punta Gorda woman killed in crash with semi

CREATED Jan. 24, 2014

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HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol says a Punta Gorda woman was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck in Hardee County.

28-year-old Carol Ann Maherg was killed when her car crashed head-on with a big rig driven by 49-year-old Jose A. Bermudez-Romero of Hialeah.

FHP investigators say Maherg was driving south on U.S. 17 near in Hardee County when she veered into the path of the truck.  Bermudez-Romero tried to avoid the collision but Maherg's car ended up in the rear tandem axles of the trailer, tearing the axles from the trailer.