Four-Vehicle Wreck Kills Child in Silver Springs, Florida
SILVER SPRINGS, FL. – An online news story from wctv.com reports that a four-vehicle wreck on February 1 killed a child in Silver Springs, Florida. No identifying information about the child has been reported at this time. Five other people, including other children, were injured in the accident.*
The crash occurred on the afternoon of February 1, but reports did not specify a time. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a tractor-trailer traveling near Silver Springs somehow lost control and crashed into a van and a pickup truck. Debris from the collision then flew up and struck a motorcyclist.
It is not clear on what street the accident happened, and the cause of the crash is not known. Authorities have not identified the reason for the tractor-trailer diver’s loss of control.
Troopers report that a child who had been riding in the van was killed in the collision. The child’s name and age have not been reported.
Five other people involved in the wreck were injured and transported to hospitals in Gainesville, Florida, and Ocala, Florida, for treatment. Children were among those injured. The extent of their injuries and their current medical conditions have not been reported at this time.
No one involved in the crash has been identified. It is not clear if the driver of the tractor-trailer will be charged in connection with the accident. Reports did not say whether the driver was working for a commercial carrier at the time.
Troopers are still investigating the collision, and they have not yet released further information to the media.
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