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Georgia Teenager Killed in Vehicle Crash on Interstate 75 in Sumter County, Florida

July 11, 2018

SUMTER COUNTY, FL. – July 6, 2018 ( According to an online news report from, a 16-year-old girl from Georgia tragically died in a vehicle accident July 6 on Interstate 75 in Sumter County, Florida.*

At approximately 1:25 p.m., 16-year-old Makhaya White, of Roberta, Georgia, was riding in a 2001 Honda Accord southbound on I-75 in Sumter County. The driver of the Honda, 18-year-old Shanaya Prater, of Warner Robins, Georgia, suddenly lost control of the vehicle. The car veered and entered into the path of a semi-truck also driving southbound. The two vehicles collided, and the Honda spun and crashed into a guardrail. 

White, who was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. She tragically perished at the scene. Prater and two other passengers in the Honda — 16-year-old Dymond Moore and 11-year-old Nyheshia Anderson — were transported to UF Health Shands Hospital with serious injuries. They were all reportedly wearing their seat belts. 

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the girls were traveling to Orlando before the accident occurred. Their parents were traveling in a vehicle behind them. It is not clear what caused Prater to lose control of the Honda prior to the crash. The driver of the semi-truck, 27-year-old Kamari Krigger, of Jonesboro, Georgia, was reportedly not injured in the accident. 

Reports indicate charges are pending, but it is not clear what those charges will entail. Local authorities are still investigating the collision and have not released additional information at this time. Traffic on the interstate was backed up for nearly five hours after the wreck. 

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