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Toddlers among 8 injured in major Palm Coast crash, troopers say

Passengers thrown from SUV on I-95 in Flager County

PALM COAST, Fla. – Eight people were hurt Sunday -- one of whom is now in critical condition -- when a Ford Explorer heading north on Interstate 95 in Flagler County blew a tire, causing the driver to lose control of the SUV, police said.

Two 3-year-old children were in the car at the time. One of the toddlers, Kamaris J. Curry, of Palm Coast, suffered serious injuries, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Ha Keem Cornell-Dam Gibbs, 24, is listed in critical condition. He's also from Palm Coast.

The crash happened just after 2:40 p.m. near mile marker 282 when the Explorer, which had been in the left lane, veered right onto the east shoulder, overturned and ejected some of the passengers, police said. The SUV came to rest in the tree line after hitting several trees, according to officers.

The driver, David M. Green Jr., 20, suffered minor injuries. The Palm Coast man was taken to a hospital. It was his rear right tire that blew, police said.

Others suffering minor injuries included 3-year-old David Green Jr., (police didn't list what city he is from); 13-year-old Dwayne Graham, of Palm Coast; 15-year-old Leon Graham, of Palm Coast; 22-year-old Frankie Lee Turner, of Bunnell; and 21-year-old Derrick Mason, of Deland.

The eight people involved were split between three hospitals.

Initial information indicated this was a multivehicle wreck, but it does not appear that was the case.

At last check on Sunday afternoon, all northbound lanes remained closed.

Two people were airlifted to UF Health.

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