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.
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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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