A 5-year-old girl died from injuries after a violent car accident Saturday on Florida’s Turnpike in Kendall.
Carla Vergara succumbed to her injuries late Saturday after the crash, which occurred on the turnpike in Southwest Miami-Dade just after 5 p.m. Saturday.
The girl was riding in a Jeep Liberty with two women and three other children heading northbound on the turnpike when a semi-trailer in the right lane began to close in on the Jeep, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Officials said the driver, 22-year-old Guillermina Vergara Cerda, braked to avoid a collision and lost control when the SUV fishtailed toward the right shoulder and rolled over four to six times.
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Four of the Jeep’s occupants were ejected. All were rushed to local hospitals with serious or minor injuries.
Carla Vergara died around 10:20 p.m. at Kendall Regional Medical Center.