Head-on crash leaves mother, father dead leaving behind 2 children

FHP: 4-year-old died in hospital due to injuries from crash


The Florida Highway Patrol said four people are dead after a fatal head-on crash.

The crash happened around 11:40 p.m. Saturday in the area of State Road 24 and northeast 69th Way.

Investigators said a Hyundai Elantra and Toyota RAV4 collided head-on. The driver of the Elantra was pronounced dead and has not been identified.

Investigators said the car sustained fire damage after the crash.

According to a news release, a husband and wife with two young children were inside the RAV4.

Authorities said Christopher Hesling and Brittany Trowell Hesling were pronounced dead after the crash.

A four-year-old and six-month-old child were also injured, officials said.

According to a news release, the four-year-old was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The child died Sunday night in the hospital. The infant suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.

According to a news release, Brittany Hesling was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Investigators are working to identify the driver of the Elantra.