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Troopers: Possible Racing Incident Led to Crash, Death of Florida Child

April 19, 2019

EVERGLADES, FL. – According to an online news story posted at, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers have reported that a possible racing incident led to a vehicle crash and the death of a child in the Everglades, Florida. Eight other people involved in the crash sustained injuries, according to the report.*

Troopers say the incident started at about 3:30 a.m. on April 17 in the Everglades. Two vehicles were possibly racing, according to authorities, and were traveling west on Interstate 75 at a high rate of speed, Troopers said. The report from the Sun Sentinel says that the vehicles were a Nissan and an Infiniti. 

Near mile marker 43, the two cars crashed into each other. One of the vehicles then struck a Chevrolet Blazer. After impact, the Chevy rolled several times and landed on its side. The Sun Sentinel reports that seven people were inside the Chevy at the time of the crash, including children. 

According to the Sun Sentinel and authorities, a 9-year-old girl who had been riding in the Chevy was seriously injured and flown to Broward Health Medical Center, where she tragically died of her injuries. In addition, the news report states that a 17-year-old girl from the Chevy was flown to Broward Health with a head injury.  

Five other people from the Chevy, including additional children, were also injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment. Officials reported that most of these people had non-life threatening injuries. 

Authorities say the drivers of the Infiniti and the Nissan both fled the scene on foot after the crash, but officers with a dog caught up to them and placed both under arrest. Charges are pending. 

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