ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating a deadly crashing Sunday morning involving a van that was carrying 10 people and a puppy when it crashed on Interstate 95 in Volusia County.
Troopers said the 2000 Ford passenger van drifted off the road around 5:30 a.m. near Ormond Beach and overturned in the northbound lanes.
The van had 10 people inside who are residents from another state, according to the FHP.
The roof was ripped open during the impact and the van occupants were ejected, according to investigators.
At least three people were killed in the wreck as of late Sunday morning including a 4-year-old girl, a 19-year-old woman and another person whose age or gender has not been released yet, FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.
Multiple other passengers were taken to three area hospitals. Four passengers were taken to Halifax Medical Center, three were taken to Florida AdventHealth and a 3-year-old was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, according to Montes.
The four individuals at Halifax and the 3-year-old are in stable condition. The three people taken to AdventHealth are in critical condition. As of Monday, two people were listed as critical, according to FHP.
A puppy was also rescued in the wreckage, troopers said.