Baby, 10 Months, Dies in I-75 Crash
Two other children, ages 3 and 8, suffered minor injuries in the single-vehicle crash. FHP troopers said none of the children were in car seats or wearing seat belts.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A 10-month-old baby died Sunday when thrown from a car during a crash on I-75, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Two other children, ages 3 and 8, were taken to Tampa General Hospital with minor injuries. The genders of the children were not available.FHP troopers said none of the children were in car seats or otherwise restrained.
The chidren’s grandmother, Lorraine Sailor, 50, of Brandon, who was driving the car, was not injured.
The crash happened about 3:11 p.m. on northbound I-75 south of Fletcher Avenue at about the 266 mile marker in Hillsborough County.
Troopers said Sailor was driving a 2008 Hyundai Elantra north on I-75 in the outside lane when she veered to the left to avoid debris in the roadway. Sailor lost control of the Hyundai, which traveled to the center median and collided with the guardrail. After the collision, the car rotated and came to a final rest.
As it rotated, the baby and the 8 year old were thrown from the car and the 3 year old was injured.
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