SEFFNER — A mother and her 5-month-old girl were killed in a crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 4 when the car they were in veered off the highway, flipped several times and landed in the Camping World parking lot, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Ruben Molina, 29, of Wesley Chapel was driving his sister, his wife and their three children west on Interstate 4 west of County Road 579 shortly after 1 a.m. when he lost control of the Hyundai Entourage, FHP said.
The car swerved off the road, onto the grass shoulder and across a concrete culvert. The car then went up a grass embankment and through a chain link fence, overturning several times before landing on its left side in the parking lot.
The mother, Amanda Lynn Osborn, 30, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, authorities said. The infant girl, Madilyna Molina, was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where she later died.
Molina and the remaining passengers — his sister, Marialena Molinda, and his two sons, Elijah and Ruben Molina — were taken to TGH. The two boys, ages 7 and 9, were listed in critical condition. The driver and his sister were treated for minor injuries.
Any witnesses to this crash are asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at (813) 631-4020.