A serious accident just outside of the Spanish Lakes community on U.S. 41 resulted in a woman fro Venice being killed and two more being injured.
Florida Highway patrol stated the crash happened on Saturday afternoon when 81 year old Ralph Van Brunt and 76 year old Joy Van Brunt attempted to turn into Spanish Lakes drive from the Southbound lanes.
As the Toyota coupe they were driving cut across both lanes of traffic it ran directly into the path of a northbound F250 being driven by 48 year old Margaret Niklas of Arcadia.
The larger heavy-duty pickup truck crashed into the Toyota just outside Spanish Lakes.
Joy Van Brunt was pronounced dead after being flown to Blake Medical Center and Ralph Van Brunt was brought o Venice Medical Center with serious injuries.
17 year-old Marie Niklas, riding in the F250 was also hurt in the crash and taken to Venice Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Florida Highway Patrol reported all involved had been wearing seat belts and that the driver of the Toyota had violated right-of-way.