A thirteen-year-old girl was killed on Thursday, April 29, after the vehicle she was travelling in crashed while speeding off U.S. 1 in the Lower Keys, said the police. The police said that two other people in the car were transported to hospitals following the crash in the Lower Keys.
According to Florida Highway Patrol’s crash report, the accident happened at about 6:15 p.m. on Old State Road 4A near mile marker 17 on Sugarloaf Key. A 2006 Cadillac CTS was going west approaching15620 Old State road 4A when it swerved into the eastbound lane. The vehicle then left the road on the east shoulder and ran down an embankment, after which it flipped over and came to rest in a muddy area.
The teenage girl who was sitting in the front passenger seat was transported to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier and then transported with a helicopter to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital near South Miami. According to the highway patrol the girl died at 9:20 p.m.
An eighteen-year-old man was also airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center in a critical state, the police said. A twenty-three-year-old woman was transported to Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island with minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kathleen McKinney said that the police are investigating who was driving the car at the time of the crash in the Lower Keys. They won’t release any names or hometowns of the accident victims, even though McKinney informed that all of them lived on the Keys.
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