Boy killed, young girl and her mom hurt after vehicle drives into canal
A young boy has died – and his sister and mother seriously injured – after their car drove into a canal in South Daytona on Wednesday night, according to emergency officials.
South Daytona Police and Fire departments responded to the scene of the crash, near Sauls and Reed Canal roads, around 7:30 p.m. where they found the vehicle upside down in the water, and three people trapped inside. First responders flipped the car by hand, removed the people inside, and performed life-saving measures.
"Three cops and four firefighters, and they literally flipped the car right side up to extricate those three victims," said Lt. Bryan Craig, with the South Daytona Police Department.
All three crash victims – an eight-year-old boy, a 10-year-old girl, and their mom – were taken to nearby hospitals.
"There was no other trauma to the children other than the ingestion of water," Lt. Craig explained.
The boy died at the hospital, officials said. At last check, the girl remained in critical condition. The mother received critical injuries as well and is listed in stable condition but has been able to speak with the police.