Levy County records 5th traffic death for 2013

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By The Staff

A Bronson woman became the fifth traffic fatality for 2013 in Levy County when the car she was driving left the road and struck a tree shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Carolyn Jean Jones, 54, of Bronson was driving a 2012 Toyota Yaris west on U.S. Highway 27A at Northeast 112th Terrace when the car left the road and struck a tree in a wooded area. 

Jones, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedic Kathy Wilson of Levy County Fire Rescue. 

The accident was investigated by Cpl. Daniel DeWeese.

The other fatalities this year include: 

• A Newberry couple, Wilbur Ladue Barlow, 76, and Julia Barlow, 77, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, when their Toyota Prius went under a semi trailer being backed across U.S. Highway 41 just north of County Road 335 by Floyd A Wyatt, 46, of Winter Park, at about 8:20 p.m. The FHP investigation is continuing.

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