3-year-old boy who was sitting on lap dies in hit-and-run crash on I-4, troopers say

in Polk County News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A 3-year-old boy who was sitting on another passenger’s lap died when a hit-and-driver crashed into the car he was in, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Yahkirioth Swain, 21, was driving a Nissan Versa with four other passengers inside — including her 3-year-old son, Josiah King — on eastbound Interstate 4 near State Road 559 at about 2 p.m. Sunday when a light-colored sedan changed lanes and hit the left rear of the Versa.

The impact caused Swain to lose control and the Versa rotated to the center median and hit a guard rail, according to the report.

Troopers say a 3-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Polk County.
Troopers say a 3-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Polk County.

Authorities said the driver of the light-colored sedan did not stop after the crash.

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