Second person dies days after I-75 head-on crash

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Punta Gorda woman died in the hospital days after a crash on I-75 near Daniels Parkway that killed another driver, officials said.

The 40-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital after another driver swerved off the road and into a grass median before hitting a cable barrier and ending up in the opposite direction of traffic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The crash happened around 10:05 p.m. on June 11 when the 20-year-old Palm Beach Gardens man driving a pickup truck was headed south on I-75 and ran off the road before ending up in northbound traffic and crashing head-on into the sedan the woman was driving.

The Palm Beach Gardens man was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the other vehicle, the Punta Gorda woman, was taken to the Gulf Coast Hospital in critical condition.

Troopers said the woman was pronounced dead on Thursday.

FHP is continuing to investigate the crash.

Count on NBC 2 to provide updates as more information is released.

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