Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Avon Park woman dies in one-vehicle crash


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FROSTPROOF - An Avon Park woman died Tuesday morning when she was ejected from her minivan.

Sharon Williams, 53, died while driving a 2003 Toyota Matrix minivan heading south on U.S. 27 at about 7:45 a.m. just south of Xeriscape Nursery Road in Frostproof, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office press release.

For unknown reasons her minivan entered into the grass median and then the northbound turn lane, the report said. According to witnesses and the investigation so far, it appears Williams then over-corrected and in an attempt to return to the southbound lanes and the minivan struck the concave portion of the median, became airborne, and rolled, ejecting Williams, who was not wearing a seatbelt. She was the lone occupant of the minivan.

Speed appears to be a factor, according to the report. No charges are pending. All roadways in the area were reopened by 10 a.m.

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