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Baby and 12-year-old girl among 5 killed in a crash along a Florida highway

A Ford Explorer crossed the center line and crashed nearly head-on into a Nissan Frontier. Officials identified the drivers of both vehicles and a passenger in the Explorer as the other victims.
/ Source: Associated Press

PLANT CITY, Fla. — Two young children and three adults were killed in a crash along a highway near Tampa, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A Ford Explorer crossed the center line for an unknown reasons and crashed nearly head-on into a Nissan Frontier on Sunday night, troopers said in a crash report. The Nissan was then struck by another vehicle.

Four people in the Explorer died, including two girls, ages 1 and 12, a 56-year-old woman and the 20-year-old female driver. The 53-year-old man driving the Nissan also died in the crash.

Two other passengers in the Explorer and one passenger in the Nissan were also injured, the report said.

Plant City is near Tampa.