Orange County, FL (November 3, 2019) - A 5-year-old girl was killed and two other children were seriously hurt in a crash that took place in Orange County on Friday, November 1st.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Maria Noriega-Encalada was driving a 2012 Toyota Venza southbound on Poinciana Boulevard around 2:25 p.m. For reasons unknown, Noriega-Encalada veered into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2019 Kia Sorrento driven by 62-year-old Marylou Waymack of Kissimmee. Waymack and a 5-year-old in her car were rushed to a local hospital and were later pronounced dead as a result of their injuries. Two children in the Kia, ages 4 and 9, were also taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Noriega-Encalada and a 26-year-old passenger were seriously hurt in the crash, which remains under investigation at this time.
We are saddened to hear of this tragic fatal crash in Orange County and our condolences are with the victims and their families. Police will continue to look into this accident and determine why the vehicle crossed the center line. Head-on crashes frequently produce some of the most devastating and severe impacts that we see, frequently leading to a loss of life. Head-on crashes are usually unavoidable by the innocent victim and happen very suddenly and unexpectedly.
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