Wauchula man in serious condition after crashing into semi

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MANATEE COUNTY – A Wauchula man is in serious condition after crashing into a semi-truck early Friday morning.

It happened around 7:45 am on S.R. 62, 3 miles east of C.R. 37.

23-year-old Adrian Cervantes of Wauchula was traveling east on S.R. 62. 36-year-old Peter Osekowski of Illinois was driving a semi-truck going west on S.R. 62.

Cervantes lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the front side of the semi.

The semi’s fuel tank was ruptured by the impact and about 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the westbound lane of S.R. 62.

Cervantes was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital in serious condition. He faces a charge of Failure to Maintain Within a single Lane. Osekowski was not injured.