Wrong-way driver causes deadly crash in Hardee County: FHP

A 31-year-old Wauchula woman died after a crash early on Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers say a 29-year-old Arcadia woman was driving her SUV the wrong way in the northbound lane of US-17, south of East Broward Street, just after 3:00 a.m.

According to officials, the Wauchula woman was driving her SUV north in the inside northbound lane of US-17, approaching East Broward Street.

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Troopers say the front of the SUVs collided. According to authorities, the Wauchula woman died at the scene of the crash.

Authorities say the wrong-way driver was injured and taken to the hospital.

A 43-year-old Lakeland woman who was a passenger in the Wauchula woman's SUV was seriously injured and a 29-year-old Bowling Green man had minor injuries, according to FHP.

The crash is still under investigation.

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