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11-year-old in critical condition after Palm Harbor crash

PALM HARBOR — An 11-year-old girl from Holiday was injured when the van she was riding in was struck by another vehicle, flung into a boulder and tree and overturned Monday night.

Ken'yzhae Nathaniel was ejected from the van about 10:30 p.m. on U.S. 19 near Nebraska Avenue. She was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in critical condition.

She was later transferred to All Children's Hospital, where she remained Wednesday evening. A hospital official declined to release her condition because her mother had not provided consent.

The van's driver, Tania Bryant, 29, also from Holiday, was taken to Bayfront in serious condition. On Wednesday evening, she was listed in fair condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Ken'yzhae was not wearing a seat belt, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, which investigated the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Andre Wagner, 19, of Peachtree, Ga., was heading north on U.S. 19 when he tried to pull into a McDonald's restaurant at 33817 U.S. 19. His vehicle struck Bryant's.

Wagner was charged with failing to yield.

Neither he nor a passenger in his car was injured.

11-year-old in critical condition after Palm Harbor crash 06/02/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 7:04pm]
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