Ponte Vedra Beach woman killed in Thursday night crash

A Ponte Vedra Beach woman was killed in a car crash Thursday night on U.S. 1.

Louanne Pontecorvo, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash after her Ford escape ran into the back of a semi-tractor trailer that was stopped at at a traffic light just before 10 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Pontecorvo was traveling in the outside northbound when, for reasons still under investigation, she failed to stop and collided with the back of the truck that was stopped at the Race Track Road intersection.

Her vehicle spun counterclockwise and came to rest in a ditch on the east side of the highway, the release said.