FHP: Grandmother dropping off family on Easter hits, kills 7-year-old granddaughter in driveway

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol in Lake County is investigating the tragic death of a child on Easter.

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Troopers said a 7-year-old Groveland girl was hit by a van leaving a home around 4:30 p.m. Sunday near County Road 48 and County Road 33.

According to a report, a 70-year-old Groveland woman driving a van had stopped at a home to drop off family members.


Troopers said after everyone exited the van, the driver drove forward and did not notice the girl in front of the van.

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Troopers said the driver of the van was the grandmother of the girl who was hit.

The child was taken to Leesburg Regional Hospital, where she died.

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Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

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