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Two injured in crash involving tractor trailer on U.S. 27 near Clewiston

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 14:25:05-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -- Two Bartow residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 27 Thursday morning.

According to Florid Highway Patrol, a commercial truck towing an empty trailer was headed southbound on U.S. 27, approaching Farm Drake Road at 7:10 a.m. when the driver veered left to make a sudden right turn off the road.

That's when a southbound SUV in the left lane crashed into the rear of the trailer.

The SUV's driver, 62-year-old Bruce Newton, was seriously injured and taken to Hendry Regional Hospital. A passenger in the SUV, 66-year-old Linda Newton, was critically injured and airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

The crash remains under investigation.