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Tampa 1-year-old killed in crash on Alligator Alley, 2 adults seriously injured

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.

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