Woman, 4-month-old niece killed in head-on crash along SR-60 in Osceola County, troopers say

Several others seriously or critically injured, according to FHP

A child and an adult were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Osceola County Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. (Copyright 2023 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old girl were killed in a head-on crash along State Road 60 on Thursday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened around 11 a.m. west of Peavine Road near Kenansville.

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The woman, the 4-month-old, a 1-year-old girl and the woman’s adult sister — all from Miami — were heading east along State Road 60 in a black Nissan Altima, troopers said.

Meanwhile, a red Mazda SUV was driving west along the road, and when the Altima passed into the westbound lane to pass another vehicle, it struck the Mazda head-on, troopers said.

In a crash report, troopers stated that the Altima then went off the roadway and overturned, and the Mazda came to a final rest nearby.

A green Toyota Tacoma and a sedan struck debris as a result of the crash, though the inhabitants of the two vehicles did not suffer any injuries, the report shows.

The 22-year-old driver of the Altima and the 4-month-old passenger were declared dead at the scene, troopers said. The crash report says the 1-year-old and the adult passenger were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

According to FHP, the 4-month-old girl was the adult passenger’s daughter, and the 1-year-old was the driver’s daughter.

The driver of the Mazda was also taken to the hospital in critical condition, though the passenger in the Mazda — despite being seriously injured — is in stable condition, troopers said.

The roadway was closed as the crash was investigated. The crash remains under investigation.

No other information is available at this time.

NOTE: This map shows a general area of where the crash occurred.

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