OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A car that was involved in a street race Friday night caused a crash that killed an 11-year-old girl, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers said witnesses reported that a Dodge Charger and a Kia Optima were racing on U.S. 192 near Secret Lake Drive around 11 p.m. when the 19-year-old Davenport man driving the Charger failed to slow down and crashed into the back of a Toyota RAV4. The FHP originally said the crash happened in Osceola County but later clarified that stretch of road is in Orange County.
Records show after the crash, the Charger hit a speed limit sign while the Toyota went into the median and hit a sign there.
The Optima was also struck with debris from the crash but that driver, a 17-year-old boy from Loughton, was not injured.
Troopers said the man driving the Charger suffered minor injuries while his 19-year-old passenger was not injured at all.
In the Toyota, the 35-year-old Leesburg woman who was driving is in serious condition, the 23-year-old woman in the passenger’s seat is in critical condition and an 11-year-old girl died at an area hospital, according to the report.
Records show the child didn’t have a seat belt on but the two women did.
Troopers said the crash is under investigation and charges are pending.
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