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67-year-old Okeechobee woman dies in State Road 710 wreck

Posted at 5:41 AM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 07:33:26-04

An Okeechobee woman died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on State Road 710.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a 2009 Nissan Versa was heading eastbound on State Road 710 in Okeechobee County at 10:20 a.m.

A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on State Road 710 near SE 86th Boulevard.

FHP said the Versa started to hydroplane, causing the driver to lose control and rotate counter clockwise, traveling in a northeast direction.

The Versa then struck the right front of Chevy pickup.

A passenger in the Versa, Donna Sutherland Flora, 67, Okeechobee was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP said two passengers in the Chevy pickup left the scene prior to law enforcement arriving.  The 58-year-old driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries and was taken to Raulerson Hospital.

The driver of the Versa, Don Alan Flora, 38, of Okeechobee was transported to Lawnwood Hospital with critical injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.