Girl, 14, critically hurt in I-75 crash

Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:03 p.m.

A 14-year-old O'Brien girl was critically injured early Saturday morning when the vehicle she was riding in ran into the back of a semi on Interstate 75 and became wedged underneath the semi's trailer, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Samantha Inez, 14, was a passenger in a southbound 2014 Chevy Impala being driven by Amanda A. Amoruso, 29, of Conyers, N.Y., aaround 7 a.m. Saturday on I-75 near Paynes Prairie when the Impala for unknown reasons collided with the rear of a 2006 Volvo semi being driven southbound by William Alvarez Rosario, 42, of Deltona, according to FHP.

The Impala became lodged underneath the carriage of the semi, and both vehicles traveled off the roadway onto the paved shoulder, troopers said.

Inez was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in critical condition. Amoruso suffered minor injuries in the crash, while Rosario was uninjured.

Charges in the crash are pending further investigation, troopers said.

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