FHP: Man tries to pass in no passing zone, leading to crash that killed 26-year-old Bradenton woman

Updated: Sep. 8, 2019 at 11:08 AM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A 26-year-old Bradenton woman has died following a car accident Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened around 1:50 p.m. on State Road 80 in Hendry County. Troopers say 32-year-old Larry Willis and a 6-year-old boy were driving eastbound on a curve in the road while 26-year-old Francesca Antoine was traveling westbound.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, Willis attempted to pass slower traffic in a no passing zone. Both he and Antoine attempted to avoid collision, swerving for the north shoulder, but ended up colliding.

Antoine died at the scene and Willis suffered serious injuries and was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital. The 6-year-old boy was unhurt.

Charges are pending.

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