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MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) — A mother running late to drop off her child on the first day of school got into a crash that killed her 8-year-old.
Miramar Police have identified the little girl as Sumaiya Zahin and she was on her way to Somerset Academy in Miramar on Monday.
Officers said the mother and her daughter were running late around 9 a.m. and ran through a red light while riding in their SUV on Miramar Boulevard and Red Road.
That’s when a truck t-boned them causing their SUV to spin out of control.
The 8-year-old girl flew out of the car during one of the spins causing her to be pinned under the SUV, police said.
Crews airlifted the child to a nearby hospital but she died.
Her mother was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
It is unclear if the driver of the truck was injured.