EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — Accidents out in the rural area of town, where Bermont Road and State Road 31 meet, typically are serious. And a crash Friday afternoon between a semi and a pickup was no exception.
A little after noon, a 1995 Freightliner FLD120 semi driven by Domingo E. Villar, 60, of Miami, was traveling east on Bermont when Villar failed to stop at the stop sign at S.R. 31, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. In the intersection, the semi struck a southbound 2009 Ford F-150 that was being driven by a 59-year-old Hudson, Fla., man.
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