14-year-old girl killed after tree fell on roof of car, police say

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that killed a 14-year-old girl in Orange County.


Officers said that around 6:50 p.m., a Lexus was traveling southbound on Reams Road, south of Summerlake Boulevard, when a tree fell on the roof of the car.

A 14-year-old girl who was sitting in the right rear passenger seat was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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The driver, a 40-year-old woman, and a 12-year-old passenger were not injured.

There is currently a road blockage for both the northbound and southbound lanes of Reams Road.

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Police said it is still an active investigation and the medical examiner’s office is expected to confirm whether the death was weather-related.

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