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Accident Claims the Lives of Two People on U.S. Highway 281

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BEN BOLT (Kiii News) -

An accident this weekend on U.S. Highway 281 and CR 40, five miles west of Ben Bolt, claimed the lives of two people.

It happened at around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Department of Public Safety officials said the driver of a 1997 Ford Explorer over corrected and rolled the vehicle several times.

That driver, 20-year old Carlie Michelle Marquez, and the passenger, 16-year old Heather Monique Marquez, were both ejected from the vehicle and killed at the scene.

An 18-year old man who was sitting in the backseat was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice with two broken legs. A two-year old girl was taken to the hospital with lacerations and contusions.

There was another child in the vehicle who was not injured.