PALMETTO, Fla. - 14-year-old Fernando Palacios Alonso and 16-year-old Rosita Palacios Alonso died Saturday morning around 4:20 a.m. after the driver of the car they were passengers in failed to stay on the road during a sharp curve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
It happened in the northbound lane of Bishop Harbor Road in Palmetto. Troopers say 21-year-old Efrain Reyes Jr. of Bradenton was driving the 2004 Nissan Altima with five other people inside.
Investigators say he ran off the road, then slammed into a fence and several trees. Reyes, 19-year-old Diego Damian Aguilera of Bradenton, 16-year-old Keyhla Ibarra of Bradenton, and 17-year-old Ernesto Alonzo Ramirez were all flown to the hospital. They're listed in critical condition.
There is no word on their relation to each other and where they may have been headed. If you know any of the people involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727 577-8471.