Florida woman swerved to avoid dog in fatal crash

DADE CITY — The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman died after she swerved her SUV to avoid a dog in the road.

Troopers say a 5-year-old girl was also injured in the crash Sunday night in Pasco County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Jacqueline Jo Lizama Guerrero was driving south on U.S. 301 when she saw the dog. When she swerved to avoid it, her vehicle crossed the median and flipped over.

Guerrero died at the scene. Troopers say the child was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

FHP is continuing to investigate.

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