Toddler tossed over barrier wall into neighboring yard during deadly crash

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The Florida Highway Patrol says three girls were killed and eight people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95. Officials say a front tire may have malfunctioned, causing the SUV to flip in Titusville on Monday evening. (May 31)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Three teenage girls are dead and eight other people were injured when a tire malfunctioned on a Florida highway.

Investigators say 11 people were inside the Dodge Durango when a tire malfunction caused the driver to lose control.

The Durango flipped multiple times and ejected three people and a toddler in a car seat.

Authorities told WESH that the toddler was thrown from the vehicle, over a barrier wall and into the yard of a nearby vacant home.

“Fire rescue was trying to determine where that child was. When they arrived on scene, officers, troopers and deputies heard the crying and found the child on the other side of the wall,” said Steven Montiero, with the Florida Highway Patrol.

The toddler was listed in stable condition.

Tragically, three girls under the age of 18 were killed in the crash.

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