Freak accident: 16-year-old dies when trees fall on vehicle during Florida storm

Teen was passenger in vehicle in Leon County, officials say

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LEON COUNTY, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl died when multiple trees fell onto a vehicle during a storm, according to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said the fatal crash happened Friday afternoon on Crump Road.

According to deputies, the girl was a passenger in the vehicle when trees fell onto it due to heavy winds.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

The driver, a man, was taken to a hospital.

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No other details, including the man’s age, have been released.

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