West Miami-Dade

Woman dies, daughter survives turnpike crash

 

mcaceres@MiamiHerald.com

A 13-year-old girl was set to be released Sunday from Miami Children’s Hospital after she survived an accident on Florida’s Turnpike that left her mother dead Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The driver, 46-year-old Amalia Ramirez-Marquez of Doral, was heading south on the turnpike just north of Southwest Eighth Street when she hit some debris about 8 a.m. She lost control of her 2001 Mazda van and hit a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her daughter was taken to the hospital in stable condition, said FHP, which released no details of her injuries.

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