WESLEY CHAPEL — Two children were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a car collision Tuesday afternoon.
Jamillicia El-hoursi, 12, and Jamira Young, 5, both of Tampa, were passengers inside a minivan that was headed east on State Road 54 near Curley Road. The Florida Highway Patrol says the minivan turned left, into the path of an oncoming semi-trailer truck, which could not avoid the collision.
The impact sent the minivan spinning around SR 54. El-hoursi and Young were airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Minivan driver Jasmine Dixon, 16, of Wesley Chapel, suffered minor injuries, as did passengers Jamira Dixon, 31; Rachel Dixon, 10; and Michael Dixon, 7. All wore seatbelts.
Semi-trailer truck driver Timothy Brooks, 40, of Brooksville, was not injured.
FHP is still investigating the crash to determine whether any charges will be filed.