Deadly crash detours traffic off Highway 41 in Ruskin for several hours

10:29 PM, Feb 13, 2012   |    comments
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Ruskin, Florida - A fatal accident detoured traffic off Highway 41 in Ruskin on Monday.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Jessica Wortman was crossing the road on a bicycle at 14th Avenue when she was hit by a PT-Cruiser and died at the scene.

Investigators say Wortman was coming from the Ruskin Recreation Center off of 6th Avenue.

Southbound lanes of the intersection were closed until around 6:45 p.m. as accident investigators worked to clear the scene.

HCSO and 10 News

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