Child Killed, Four Others Hurt, In I-95 Crash
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POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A five year old child was killed, three other family members were injured, in a roll over crash on I-95 in Pompano Beach.
The accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-95, about a mile from the Atlantic Boulevard exit, happened around 7:30 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 16-year old Christopher Lozano, behind the wheel of a Honda S2000, hit the rear of a Mercury Mountaineer carrying a family of four.
On impact the SUV spun and overturned, coming to rest on the shoulder. As the SUV rolled, its windshield shattered and a tire came off.
The driver of the van, 39-year old Mario Cardoza Hernandez, and Maritza Elizabeth Hernandez, 31, along with their children, five year old Mario and two month old Hasmine were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.
Doctors were unable to save the boy, the infant was listed in critical condition. Both parents suffered minor injuries.
“We do know there was some child restraint seats that were in the vehicle, but we are trying to determine if they were utilized and if they were utilized properly,” said Sgt. Mark Wysocky of the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash shutdown northbound I-95 for five hours as investigators worked on the scene. The road has since re-opened.