Florida Highway Patrol: 3 of 11 in van northbound on I-95 killed early today when vehicle leaves roadway, overturns and tears off roof ejecting everyone

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Three of 11 occupants from out-of state traveling north on I-95 near Ormond Beach in a Ford van were killed when the vehicle drifted off the roadway and overturned, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The deceased on scene were a 19-year-old woman, a 4 year-old girl and the body of a third person (gender and age not provided)  located underneath the van.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred in the 5:30 a.m. crash as described by Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes, the spokeswoman for the FHP in two email media alerts to Headline Surfer: A 2000 Ford Van was traveling northbound on I-95, near Ormond Beach. The van had 11 occupants inside and are residents in another state. The van drifted off of the roadway and overturned. The roof was ripped open from the impact and the occupants were ejected.

Four occupants were transported to Halifax Medial Center, three others were transported to Florida Advent Health and a 3-year-old was airlifted to Arnold Palmer in Orlando, Montes said.

Update on transported van occupants: The four at Halifax and the 3-year-old at Arnond Palmer are stable. The three transported to Advent are critical, the FHP spokeswoman said.

No information information was released including what state the occupants were from, who the driver was or whether any of the 11 ejected had been wearing seatbelts or fastened into child safety seats. 

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