Sarasota baby dies after when SUV overturned, crashed into tree

Sarasota baby dies after when SUV overturned, crashed into tree


Florida troopers are still trying to determine what led up to a single-vehicle crash in Sarasota where all three occupants were not wearing a seat belt or secured in a car seat, officials say.

Around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, the driver of an SUV was heading south on State Road 681 in the left lane, just south of Honore Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver, a 26-year-old woman from Sarasota, lost control of the vehicle.

Investigators said the SUV rotated before traveling off the roadway, overturned, and crashed into a tree and fence. 

When troopers arrived, the vehicle was on its roof. The Sarasota driver had serious injuries. An infant inside the vehicle passed away, and a 2-year-old girl had minor injuries.

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Troopers said the driver was not wearing a seat belt, and neither child was in a car seat or wearing a seat belt. 

FHP said they are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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