FHP troopers have identified Ashlyn Weber, as the driver involved in a fatal crash involving a fire truck Friday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol said Weber, 16, of Deltona, was driving a sedan westbound when she went onto the shoulder while negotiating a sharp curve, then overcorrected and hit a Lake County Fire Rescue engine.
Local news video from the scene showed a four-door sedan that appeared to nearly split the car in half.
The crash happened at county roads 439 and 42 in Lake County at 11:45 a.m., deputies said.
The 37-year-old driver of the fire truck saw the car veering and was slowing down, but did not stop in time to prevent the engine from hitting the left side of the car, troopers said. The firefighters were not responding to a call at the time of the crash. Weber was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and a 26-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Central Florida Regional Hospital, officials said. source
The driver of the truck was taken to Waterman Hospital for his injuries.
Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved young girl.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.