ORLANDO, Fla. — A terrible automobile accident killed a 2-year-old boy in Orange County on Saturday.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, a pickup truck crashed into the rear of the car in which the little boy was a passenger at the intersection of State Road 50 and Lake Pickett Road.
2-year-old Eric Brauns was killed on impact.
Investigators said the driver of the truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel. SR-50 was closed for several hours after the crash.
Tragedies like this are, unfortunately, far too common and at the same time, almost always preventable. It is irresponsible and careless for a driver to remain behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while fatigued.
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