Beaufort News

3 dead in Florida crash involving Beaufort driver

Three people, including a 5-year-old boy, died Saturday afternoon after a 19-year-old Beaufort woman apparently lost control of an SUV and veered into oncoming traffic on Interstate 10 near Tallahassee, Fla., TV station WTXL reported.

Mary Kelsey Trumps of Beaufort is being treated at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Hospital and is expected to be released within the next few days, according to her uncle, Matt Trumps, also of Beaufort.

Matt Trumps declined to comment on details of the crash, but said his niece underwent surgery Sunday.

Trumps was traveling west on I-10 near mile marker 215 at about 1 p.m. when the Honda Pilot she was in crossed the median and struck a Nissan Maxima. The 70-year-old male driver of the Nissan and a 65-year-old female passenger from Green Cove Springs, Fla., died, according to WTXL's website. The Nissan then collided with a Chevrolet Suburban, killing a 5-year-old boy, seriously injuring another child and three adults in the vehicle, according to the website.

Attempts Monday to reach Florida Highway Patrol officials were unsuccessful.

Staff reports