Five people are dead, including two children, and two others are at the hospital following a crash between an SUV and train in Florida Saturday night. It happened just before 7 p.m. at US-92 and Jim Lefler Circle in Plant City, according to the Hillsborough County Sherif's Office. "This SUV that looks like a soft drink can that's been smashed, It's that horrible to see," Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a press conference at the scene. He said the first emergency call came in from an iPhone with crash detection. SECURITY BREACH AT FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPOSED PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFO OF MORE THAN 250 STUDENTS Deputies and first responders quickly arrived on the scene and used the jaws of life to pull the driver and front passenger out of the SUV. The two were taken to the hospital, where they were last listed in serious and critical condition. The remaining five passengers were all "violently ejected," Chronister said and were pronounced dead at the scene. A witness reportedly tried to get the driver's attention to not cross tracks by hitting his horn, but video of the scene shows the SUV catapult and flip violently several times before it landed a distance from the crossing only marked by a stop sign. "As you can imagine the carnage that's created when these two collide," Chronister said. FLORIDA PASTOR REVEALS WHY THE FAITHFUL WHO STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS CAN EXPERIENCE 'THE GREATEST MIRACLE' Investigators are still working to determine how all seven people - four males and three females - who were inside the SUV are related. The sheriff said two of them were children. "I believe tonight Hillsborough County lost one of its families," Chronister said. He asked for prayers for the first responders and deputies who had to comb through the wreckage, as well as loved ones of those involved. CLICK HERE FOR MORE US NEWS The vehicle entered the train's path for unknown reasons, the sheriff's office said. Detectives are working to identify all seven individuals involved in the crash. It is believed they were locals on their way to a 15th birthday party, known as a quinceañera, in a home just across the railroad tracks, Chronister said.
24 Eylül 2023 - 14:20
Florida sheriff describes aftermath of deadly SUV, train collision as 'carnage'
Five people are dead, two others are suffering life-threatening injuries at a hospital in Florida after an SUV and train collided in Plant City Saturday night.
24 Eylül 2023 - 14:20