JASPER — A 4-year-old Georgia boy was killed Thursday morning in a two-car crash on Interstate 75.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Yessica Trujilla, of Roswell, Georgia, was traveling south on I-75 in a minivan around 6 a.m. behind a semi-truck driven by Michael Locklear, a 48-year-old from Lumberton, North Carolina.
The FHP report states Locklear switched lanes to enter the southbound agriculture inspection station, slowing down for inspection, and the mini-van followed the semi in switching lanes.
According to the report, the mini-van didn’t slow down in time, rear-ending the semi.
Trujilla was transported to Lake City Medical Center along with all four passengers in the van, children between the ages of 3 and 11. A 4-year-old boy, who was secured in a car seat in the right rear, middle row seat, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The driver and other three children all suffered minor injuries.
Locklear was not injured.
Charges are pending FHP’s investigation.