The driver and the child in her lap survived when a pickup slammed into a 1,500-gallon aquarium at Tampa International Airport, officials said. The tropical fish were not so lucky.
Airport officials say 36-year-old Yamile Campuzano-Martine lost control of her truck and drove into the saltwater tank outside the American Airlines baggage claim Monday night. Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said the driver had an unrestrained 6-year-old boy in her lap.
About 90 percent of the 30 to 40 saltwater fish in the tank were killed.
The aquarium was part of a public art program. The airport spent $200,000 on the exhibit, which included the 12-foot tank.
Campuzano-Martine was cited for careless driving. No number was listed for her in public records.