1-Year Old From Tampa Ejected and Killed In Alligator Alley Roll Over Accident

September 4, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla. – Reported at 4:30 PM on Thursday, a tragic rollover accident with a one-year-old boy being ejected from a Nissan Frontier.

“The vehicle rolled several times and ended up facing down,” said Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Yanko Reyes.

Alligator Alley Crash SOURCE: FHP

FHP said there were a total of seven people in the Nissan, 3-adults, and 4-children. The passengers were able to get out of the truck themselves and alert police that the one-year-old boy was missing.

It was not reported if the one-year-old boy was restrained in a car seat when the accident occurred, but a search for the boy immediately took place.

“We conducted a thorough search and we were able to find the deceased body of the 1-year-old male in the canal who was facing up. One of our team members stumbled upon him and the body was recovered,” said Reyes.

Investigators say they believe that a blown tire may have caused the accident that shut down East Bound Alligator alley for hours. Investigators say the accident victims are from Tampa.

We will update this story as information comes in.

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