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Florida 4-year-old killed in crash was not in car seat, deputies say

Posted at 7:16 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 07:18:13-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl who wasn’t strapped into a car seat died when the car she was riding in crashed into a utility pole while trying to make a U-turn in front of oncoming vehicles.

News outlets report that three other people in the car were injured in the Tuesday night crash near Fort Lauderdale.

Broward Sheriff’s officials say the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta carrying Majesty Folson turned into the path of a Nissan Pathfinder, which couldn’t avoid the crash. It hit the passenger side of the Jetta, sending it into the utility pole.

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All four people in the Jetta were critically injured and the child later died of her injuries.

Sheriff’s officials say no one was wearing a seatbelt and a car seat wasn’t found.

An investigation continues.