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Woman killed in Port Charlotte crash Monday

A fatal crash closed lanes of Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte Monday morning.

Catherine Denise Akins, 63, of Ruskin, Florida was killed in a crash that happened around 5:00 a.m. on US 41 and Veteran’s Boulevard.

Akins was driving a Honda Fit northbound in the inside lane of US 41 towards the intersection of El Jobean Road. A Dodge Ram was headed east in the outside lane of El Jobean Rd driving towards the same intersection, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The cars collided head on in the intersection.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital and is in critical condition.

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