Girl, 11, dies in single-vehicle wreck


Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 10:04 p.m.

A child died in a single-vehicle crash in Suwannee County on Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reported, and two other children and an adult were injured.

None of the passengers were restrained properly in the vehicle before the accident, FHP reported.

Allysa Jones, 11, of O'Brien was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash on 89th Road, about three miles north of O'Brien, according to troopers.

Allysa was ejected from the vehicle in the wreck, which occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday.

She was not wearing a seat belt, FHP reported.

The vehicle's driver, Nicole Marie Sallas, 24, of O'Brien, was in serious condition after the crash, FHP reported. Salas was not wearing a seat belt, FHP reported.

Two other children were in the vehicle, said FHP Lt. Patrick Riordan.

Elizabeth Jones, 11 months old, and Marjorie Jones, 2 1/2, both of O'Brien, were in the back seat. Both children were transported to Shands of Live Oak with minor injures.

Neither of the two children were wearing proper seat restraints, FHP reported.

Sallas, who was driving a 2003 Pontiac, had been heading south on 89th Road when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, according to troopers. The Pontiac traveled up an embankment and rolled over.

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