Teen dies after falling from window of moving car, troopers say
7 people were in Toyota Prius
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old Orlando girl died after falling out of a moving Toyota Prius on Wednesday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said Nyasia Osorio was taken to a hospital after the incident, which happened on Rain Forest Drive and Chickasaw Trail, about a mile south of Curry Ford Road and a mile east of State Road 551. Osorio died Thursday afternoon.
Investigators said a 19-year-old woman was driving the Prius. As of now, she does not face charges, the FHP said.
Troopers said as many as seven people were in the Prius, which seats five, and Osorio was leaning out of an open window while sitting in the back seat of the car. The driver struck a curb on Rain Forest Drive, causing Osorio to fall out of the car, according to the FHP.
“If they were all minors, they are required to be restrained by a seat belt, and there’s five seating positions in there, so if there’s more than five people, then that’s against the law,” FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.
Troopers said Osorio was taken to Florida Hospital East before being taken to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
“It’s dangerous to ever be hanging out of a vehicle (or) sitting on a vehicle,” Montes said. “We want to remind people that it’s not a game."
The crash remains under investigation.
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