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Updated: 03/27/2014 08:00:09AM

Slick conditions lead to crash

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A semi truck heading west on Magnolia Street Monday morning lost control and skidded across the median, striking another vehicle in the process.


The occupant of the vehicle that was struck by the skidding semi truck was taking to DeSoto Memorial Hospital for injuries related to the crash.

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DeSoto County’s Clerk of Courts Mitzie McGavic was injured in a collision Monday morning when the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median on State Road 70-West.

According to a report by the Arcadia Police Department, Bobby Joe Layman, 43, of Okeechobee, was driving a semi westbound on State Road 70 near Lake Katherine when he lost control of his vehicle. It was raining that morning and roads were wet. The truck crossed the median and into the path of an eastbound Mazda driven by McGavic. The Mazda struck the semi on the passenger side, then traveled at a right angle to the roadway, ending up partially submerged in Lake Katherine. A Ford van behind her, driven by William Andrew Greene, also struck the semi on the passenger side and ended up partially submerged in the lake.

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