16-yr-old Fla. girl killed in car crash

Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG — A 16-year-old southwest Florida girl has died after the car she was riding in jumped a curb and collided with metal guardrails, which pierced through the windshield killing her instantly.

Authorities say Christina Shiver and Alexia Douglas were driving Friday night when 16-year-old Shiver became distracted and looked away from the road briefly. St. Petersburg Police said it's not clear why Shiver looked away.

The car jumped the curb onto the sidewalk. Authorities say metal guardrails pierced through the passenger's side windshield, killing Douglas.

Shiver was treated for minor injuries.

The investigation continues.

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