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Doraelia Ledesma succumbed to her injuries sustained in the traffic crash.
Vehicle: 2017 Hyundai
Doraelia Ledesma, Age 27
17620 South Bonita Drive
Vehicle: 1996 Kenworth
Kenneth Clark, Age 60
4623 Burkett Circle
On May 9, at 5:34 am, Doraelia Ledesma, of 17620 S. Bonita Drive in Wimauma was driving a 2017 Hyundai Accent, westbound on Big Bend Road. She made a left turn at the northbound on-ramp for I-75 and into the path of an eastbound semi-truck with an empty flatbed trailer. The truck was a 1996 Kenworth, with an empty flatbed trailer, driven by Kenneth Clark, of 4623 Burkett Circle in Tampa. The front of the semi-truck struck the right front of the Hyundai. The Hyundai was redirected approximately 110 feet east coming to rest facing west. The semi-truck came to rest approximately 150 feet to the east coming to rest along the south shoulder. Ms. Ledesma was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital-South with severe head trauma. She was subsequently flown to St. Joseph's Hospital-Main. Mr. Clark was not injured and remained at the scene.