2 boys killed, 7 injured when Florida SUV overturns

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two young boys died in a crash that also injured seven others when a sports utility vehicle overturned in northeast Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Saturday night in Fernandina Beach, which is north of Jacksonville. Killed were 9-year-old Nicholai Capallia and 8-year-old Nehemiah Capallia-Bird.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/2f8gzdk ) reports nine people were in the SUV driven by 33-year-old Tonya Capallia-Eason.

An incident report says the driver failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the road and the SUV veered across the road and into a grassy shoulder. It hit a utility pole and overturned.

Troopers say the injured passengers included children ages 15, 14, 13, and 7. All were taken to a Jacksonville Hospital. The 7-year-old sustained critical injuries.

An investigation continues.

© 2017 Associated Press


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