Published: May 30, 2013 11:01 AM EDT
Updated: May 30, 2013 12:41 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Ayeesha Hassad, 50, was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital in critical condition Wednesday morning after a crash with a semi-truck on State Road 82 approaching Griffin Drive.

The driver of the semi-truck, 37-year-old Ivan Fonte Banos, sustained only minor injuries.

According to FHP, Hassad while was trying to make a U-turn while Banos was traveling directly behind her minivan. Because of this, Banos began to brake and took evasive action by attempting to pass Hassad. As a result, the front of the semi-truck hit the front driver’s side of Hassad's minivan. Banos began dragging the van through the eastbound lane and into the south shoulder.

Alcohol was not a factor in this crash.

The investigation continues.