Florida woman, child killed in interstate crash
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman and child have died after crashing a vehicle into a semitrailer and a tree.
The Gainesville Sun reports that the crash happened early Sunday on Interstate 75 near Gainesville.
Florida Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Sherickea Petula Ferguson was driving south on I-75 when she veered right and clipped a semi that was stopped in the emergency lane. Ferguson’s vehicle continued and crashed head-on into a tree.
Officials say Ferguson and her passenger, 8-year-old Jahaziel Ferguson, died from their injuries.
A driver and passenger in the semi didn’t report any injuries.
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com