Crash kills Lehigh Acres woman

Crash kills Lehigh Acres woman

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Aug 5, 2013

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. - A crash Monday morning west of Clewiston on U.S. 27 took the life of a 61-year-old Lehigh Acres woman.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Verlie Andreda Murray was driving the wrong way on westbound U.S. 27 near State Road 25. 

54-year-old Mauricio Flores of Naples was driving a semi-truck on westbound U.S. 27 when he saw Murray's SUV coming the wrong way.  Flores tried to steer out of the path of Murray's SUV but the two vehicles collided head on, killing Murray.

The crash closed westbound U.S. 27 for almost four hours.