Child Killed, Several Hurt in U.S. 27 Crash Involving Car, Tractor-Trailer

All nine taken to local hospitals, with three children in critical condition, officials said

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One child was killed and six other children and two adults were injured in a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer in South Florida Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on U.S. 27 northbound near the 47.7 mile marker, near the Broward/Palm Beach County line, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

All nine patients were taken to local hospitals, with three of the children in critical condition, officials said. One of the children, an 11-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials did not release his name.

Six of the children were under the age of 16 - including children ages 3, 5, 7, and 14 - and the two adults are both 31, officials said.

The 33-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't hospitalized.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the two adults and seven children were in a sedan when the car was involved in a collision with the tractor-trailer.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FHP.

No other information was immediately known.

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