A Winter Garden woman and her husband has died in a crash in the Davenport area involving a semi truck and the pickup truck in which she was a passenger, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday afternoon, Juana Diaz, 74, died of injuries suffered when a 1998 Chevy Silverado driven by her husband northbound on U.S. Highway 27 struck a 2000 Peterbilt semi attempting to turn left onto southbound U.S. 27, just north of Interstate 4.
The collision caused the Silverado to catch fire. Its driver, Alfonzo Diaz-Gomez, 77, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center where he later died on Sunday. His wife was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the semi, Manuel Andrade, was not injured.
The investigation into the crash continues.