Earlier this month in Florida, a Georgia family was killed as they were taking their daughter to Disney World for her first birthday. According to one local news source, the family decided on a whim to pack up and head to Florida for the Labor Day weekend. Sadly, however, they never made it to their destination.
Evidently, the family was traveling on the Florida Turnpike in Lake County when another motorist struck the family’s car from the rear. Both cars flipped over and then caught fire. The two parents were pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency workers. Their one-year-old daughter was taken to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando, where she passed away a few days later. The driver of the other vehicle suffered only minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police are conducting an investigation into the fatal car accident. As of the publication of the article, the driver was not facing criminal charges, although his license was suspended. At this early stage in the investigation, police do know that it was raining at the time of the accident as well as the fact that the other driver was traveling faster than the family.