A 15-year-old girl was killed early Tuesday morning after her mother crashed while speeding away from Florida Highway Patrol troopers who clocked her at more than 100 mph.
Troopers identified the girl as Aniyah M. Bynes, 15. She and her sister, Clexia L. Bynes, 17, were in a vehicle driven by their mother, Cinceria E. Cooke, 34. The family is from Atlanta, according to an FHP news release.
Troopers said they clocked the vehicle that Bynes was driving at 103 mph as Cooke drove it north on Interstate 75 in Suwannee County at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Troopers began to follow Cooke. She continued at speeds of more than 100 mph, went into an emergency shoulder and made improper lane changes, according to the release.
Cooke exited the interstate at one point, then got back on. She got off the interstate again and crashed into several pine trees.
Aniyah Bynes, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cooke and Clexia Bynes, both of whom were not wearing seatbelts, were hospitalized. The daughter had minor injuries and was taken to Lake City Medical Center; the mother was seriously injured and was taken to UF Shands hospital.
Troopers said it’s unknown at this time if Cooke had been drinking. An investigation is ongoing and potential charges are pending the results of that investigation.