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Funeral date for baby Clara, daughter of Pasco firefighter announced

Posted at 2:42 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 14:42:52-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — The funeral for baby Clara, the daughter of a Pasco County firefighter, will be held on Wednesday, October 2, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.

Firefighter Hunter Garcia, his wife Kayla and baby Clara were involved in a multi-vehicle roll-over crash on September 13. They were all taken to the hospital in conditions that varied from serious to critical.

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Sadly, Clara died two days after the accident. Kayla is continuing her recovery at a rehabilitation center after she was released from the critical care unit on Monday. Hunter remains by her side as he also heals.

Fire rescue says Kayla is expected to stay at the rehab center for another week. They say her long-term prognosis is positive.

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The family has agreed to a public funeral service for Clara, with a private graveside service to follow.

The funeral will take place on October 2 starting at 11 a.m. at the Idlewild Baptist Church at 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd in Lutz. Door will open at 10 a.m.

"Thank you to all those who have kept this young family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," Pasco Fire Rescue said.

Anyone looking to donate to the family can do so here.