The crash occurred on the eastbound I-Four in Polk County round 2 p.m. when a white sedan hit the 2011 Nissan carrying the sufferer, the Florida Freeway Patrol (FHP) stated.
The boy, recognized as Josiah King, was certainly one of 5 individuals within the car when a white sedan merged from the left lane and struck the left rear facet of the Nissan driving within the heart lane, the Orlando Sentinel reported, citing the FHP.
Josiah’s 21-year-old mom, Yahkirioth Swain, misplaced management of the car and hit the guardrail on the heart median, based on native stories.
The three-year-old, who was on the lap of a passenger within the backseat, died of his accidents at Lakeland Regional Well being Medical Middle, WFLA-TV reported. Swain and the opposite passengers, ages 7, 14, 17, and 27, had been all carrying their seatbelts and suffered minor accidents.
The driving force of the sedan did not cease following the crash.
Investigators have requested anybody with info to name the FHP at 813-558-1800 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477.