Collier woman killed in dump truck wreck on East Coast

A Collier County woman was killed Monday morning in a vehicle crash involving a dump truck in Indian River County on Florida’s east coast, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Barbara S. Korpas, 57, of Marco Island was driving north in a Ford Explorer on 82nd Avenue through the State Road 60 intersection about 5:55 a.m. Monday, troopers said. The dump truck, driven by James Rippey, 65, of Okeechobee, was traveling east on S.R. 60 and was attempting a left turn on 82nd, the report states.

Investigators said Korpas failed to yield to the dump truck and struck its left side. The dump truck overturned, but Rippey was not injured, FHP said. Korpas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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