WHITE SPRINGS — A 15-year-old passenger was killed when a car driving 100 miles per hour crashed upon exiting Interstate 75 early Tuesday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 34-year-old Cinceria Cooke, of Atlanta, was clocked driving north on I-75 at 103 miles per hour on radar by an FHP trooper around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
When troopers began to follow the Chrysler 300, Cooke continued driving faster than 100 miles per hour while passing on the emergency shoulder and conducting improper lane changes, according to the FHP report.
The report states that Cooke exited the interstate at State Road 47 before heading right back onto I-75 north where she refused to stop for the marked patrol cars with their lights and sirens activated.
Cooke then again exited the interstate at County Road 136 near White Springs where she lost control of the vehicle and hit several pine trees on the shoulder.
Cooke sustained serious injuries and was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Her 17-year-old daughter Clexia Bynes, also of Atlanta, was taken to Lake City Medical Center with minor injuries.
However, 15-year-old Aniyah Bynes was pronounced deceased at the scene by Suwannee County Fire Rescue EMS. Aniyah Bynes was wearing a seatbelt.
Neither Cooke nor Clexia Bynes were wearing their seatbelts.
Charges are pending FHP’s investigation.