FHP: 1 dead after vehicle crashes into tree
Officials say driver tried to avoid road debris in her path
The Florida Highway Patrol says one person has died after their vehicle collided into a tree while trying to avoid debris.
The incident occurred Saturday after 8 a.m. along southbound SR 821 just north of Southwest 8th Street.
According to FHP, 46-year-old Amalia Ramirez-Marquez of Doral was traveling southbound on the state road just north of SR 90 in the inside center lane.
Ramirez-Marquez was unable to avoid the road debris that was in her path, causing her vehicle to collide with the debris and lose control.
Officials said Ramirez-Marquez's Mazda rotated clockwise and traveled into the outside grassy shoulder. The left side of her vehicle then collided into a tree within the grassy shoulder and came to a final rest.
FHP said Ramirez-Marquez was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Barbara Ramirez, 13, who was also in the car, was transported to Miami Children's Hospital by MDFR in serious condition.