Osceola County

11-year-old girl killed in possible street racing crash in Osceola County, FHP says

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a deadly crash in Osceola County that killed an 11-year-old girl.

The crash happened Friday night around 11p.m. near the intersection of US-192 and Secret Lake Drive.

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According to troopers, a 2013 Dodge Charger and a 2015 Kia Optima were traveling westbound on US-192.

The Charger, which was traveling behind the Optima, failed to slow down and crashed into the rear of the Optima, troopers said.

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Both cars left the roadway as a result of the impact, the Charger colliding with a speed limit sign and the Optima colliding with a median warning sign.

Troopers said a third car, a 2018 Toyota Rav4, was hit by debris from the crash.

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According to troopers, an 11-year-old passenger riding in the Rav4, died at the hospital. The 35-year-old driver of the Rav4 is in serious condition, and a 23-year passenger remains in critical condition.

Troopers said that according to witnesses, the Charger and Optima were street racing before the crash happened.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending against the 19-year-old driver of the Charger, as well as the 17-year-old driver of the Optima.

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