Highway official: 89-year-old Hardee Co. woman dead after lawn mower crashes into semi

Unrelated file photos. (Wikimedia Commons)

HARDEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A semi vs. lawn mower collision resulted in the death of an elderly Hardee County woman, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

It happened at 11:35 a.m. on Friday.

Betty Bulloch, 89, of Zolfo Springs was riding a John Deere lawn mower near the intersection of SR 66 and Charley Anderson Road as Yoannys M. Alvarez Crespo, 39, was traveling west on SR 66 in his 2010 Kenworth truck. As Alvarez Crespo was passing through the intersection, Bulloch crossed the road from south to north, entering the eastbound lane of SR 66 into Alvarez Crespo’s path.

Highway officials said Alvarez Crespo steered to the right in order to get out of the way, but he was unable to avoid a collision and struck the lawn mower.

Bulloch was pronounced dead on the scene.

No further details are available at this time.


WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s