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3 dead, 8 injured in Florida interstate van crash

One of those who died was a 4-year-old girl, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Another was 19, WESH-TV reported.
Those inside a van were ejected when its roof was torn off in a fatal collision on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Those inside a van were ejected when its roof was torn off in a fatal collision on Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol said. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Mar. 28
Updated Mar. 28

ORMOND BEACH — Authorities say three people died and eight were injured when their van overturned on Interstate 95 near Ormond Beach before dawn Sunday.

One of those who died was a 4-year-old girl, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Another was 19, WESH-TV reported.

The van drifted off the highway about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said in an email. The van’s roof was torn off and all those inside were ejected.

Eight people who did not die at the scene were taken to hospitals. One is 3 years old. Their names and hometowns were not immediately released, but Montes said they do not live in Florida.

Three of those who were hospitalized are in critical condition, according to the Highway Patrol.