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2 children, mother and grandmother killed in crash near Disney

Posted at 6:31 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 14:02:30-05

ORLANDO, Fla. — Four members of a family visiting Florida from Massachusetts were killed in a four-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Troopers say a pickup truck hit a van, causing it to roll over and crash into two other cars.

A grandmother, mother and her young daughter died at the scene. Scarlett Smith, 5, Julie Smith, 41, and Josephine Fay, 76, were in the van when it crashed.

Her 11-year-old son Jackson Smith died later at the hospital.

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Two other children — Shalie Smith, 10, and Skyler Smith, 5 — were not injured in the crash. Skyler is Scarlett's twin sister. Officials say they were taken to the hospital for monitoring.

Driver Shane Smith, 43, and passenger William Fay, 76, were taken to an Orlando hospital in stable condition.

Authorities say charges are pending against the pickup truck’s driver Lucas Dos Reis Laurindo, 26, of Kissimmee.

This story was originally published by Victoria Lewis for WPTV