SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a 15-year-old girl died as the result of injuries she sustained after being struck by a 2002 Ford on State Road 46 in Seminole County, Florida.
According to FHP, Xiomara Munoz of Winter Springs, Florida walked with 14-year-old Thalia Cruz of Sanford, Florida into the path of the Ford driven by 26-year-old Edward Coffie, II of Sorrento, Florida as he was traveling westbound on State Road 46 in the inside through lane.
Munoz and Cruz were standing on the south side of State Road 46 waiting to cross the road. The light turned red for eastbound State Road 46 traffic, but remained green for the westbound lanes of State Road 46.
Munoz and Cruz walked across the east bound lanes and directly into the path of the Ford. The front of the Ford struck both girls. Coffie pulled into the center median on State Road 46. FHP says that it has been reported that Cruz left the scene, but that Cruz remained on the scene and the Ford was disabled due to the crash.
FHP found Munoz and Cruz to be at fault for the violation of right of way of the Ford. Coffie was ticketed for an expired tag and unknowingly driving on a suspended license.
Munoz succumbed to her wounds on April 6, 2012 at Arnold Palmer Hospital.