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Troopers ID 16-year-old girl killed in crash involving fire truck

Teen dead, man injured, FHP says

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers have identified the driver killed in a crash involving a fire truck Friday morning.

Troopers said Ashlyn Weber, 16, of Deltona, was driving a sedan westbound when she went onto the shoulder while negotiating a sharp curve, then over-corrected and hit a Lake County Fire Rescue engine.

The crash happened at county roads 439 and 42 in Lake County at 11:45 a.m., deputies said.

The 37-year-old driver of the fire truck saw the car veering and was slowing down, but did not stop in time to prevent the engine from hitting the left side of the car, troopers said. The firefighters were not responding to a call at the time of the crash.

Weber was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and a 26-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Central Florida Regional Hospital, officials said.

The driver of the truck was taken to Waterman Hospital for his injuries.

Sky 6 video from the scene showed a four-door sedan with extensive damage that appeared to nearly split the car in half.

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


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