Child dead, three others injured after crash in Jackson County
Authorities said for unknown reasons, the car swerved off the road, later crashing into a large tree.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A child is dead and three others were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment, after a car ran off a road and hit a tree in Jackson County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers report a driver and three passengers were in a car traveling west on U.S. Highway 90 in Jackson County near Harner Lane.
Authorities said for unknown reasons, the car swerved off the road, through a ditch, and then crashed into a large tree.
They said the 22-year-old female driver and two of the passengers, a 13-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, were taken to TMH.
The fourth passenger, a 7-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene despite life-saving efforts from bystanders, according to FHP.
Officials said the driver and passengers were all wearing their seatbelts or child restraints, and their next of kin have been notified.
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