BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — A 1-year-old Tampa boy died after he was thrown from a pickup truck during a crash on I-75 in Broward County on Thursday.
According to an accident report released on Friday morning, two adults also in the truck were seriously injured. The FHP report shows there were a total of three adults and four children in the truck at the time of the crash.
According to the report, a 31-year-old female passenger and a 56-year-old female passenger were seriously injured. The 33-year-old driver, 10-year-old, 8-year-old and 4-year-old passengers suffered minor injures, the report says.
None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts or restraints, according to the report.
The crash happened around 4:18 p.m. near MM 27. FHP says it was caused by a tire blowout.
According to the report, when the tire blew the truck ran off the road, onto the outside grass shoulder and overturned several times before it came to a final rest on its roof.
The 1-year-old was ejected and fell into a portion of the canal. His body was found during a recovery mission Thursday night after the crash.
According to FHP, the case is still pending investigation.