Two children ejected, 10-month-old dies in crash on I-75 in Hillsborough County

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Published Oct. 8, 2018

TAMPA — A 10-month-old died in a car crash in Hillsborough County on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Lorraine Sailor of Brandon was driving her three grandchildren in a Hyundai Elantra northbound on Interstate 75 near Fletcher Avenue when she veered left to avoid debris in the roadway.

Sailor lost control of her vehicle and it struck the center guardrail.

As the car rotated, two children — aged 10 months and an 8-year-old — were ejected from the vehicle before it came to a stop. The 10-month-old sustained fatal injuries.

A 3-year-old passenger remained inside the car.

Sailor accompanied her two surviving grandchildren to Tampa General Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.

According to troopers, none of the children were wearing restraints at the time of the crash, and charges are pending in the accident.