Baker County Florida Children Hit by Car Walking to Summer School

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Two children were struck by a car while walking to summer school in Baker County, Florida. Kristen Connell, 12-years-old, and her younger brother Sean, 11 years-old, were struck by a Ford Focus as they crossed the street of Highway 121. The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Tara Nunley was on her way to work at the Department of Corrections. Both the Florida Highway Patrol and Baker County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the accident and have not filed any charges.
Both children were critically injured from the pedestrian-automobile accident. Kristen was taken to Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital for evaluation and treatment of a fractured leg. Sean was airlifted to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center where he sadly died from his injuries, said the Florida Highway Patrol.
The children’s mother, Angelina Connell learned of the accident from her neighbor who started yelling for her to come outside. She told a news reporter that her son would likely still be alive if there was a crossing guard or a school bus on the Baker County Road. Connell said that she had been worried about her children crossing the road because there is no crossing guard during the summer time. The children were not permitted to ride the school bus because their residence is within two miles from Baker Middle School. Connell said that she will remember her son as a smiling, loving and caring child who always thought of everyone else before himself. For more information, see Mother Mourns Boy Killed By Car.

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