#UPDATE | Florida car crash kills Georgia parents, and 1 child; infant sustains minor injuries

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GAINESVILLLE, Fla. (AP) – A 4-year-old Georgia boy has died after a head-on crash on a Florida highway that also killed his parents.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that Christopher and Brittany Hesling and son Jack, of St. Marys, Georgia, have died from injuries sustained in the crash late Saturday near Gainesville. The Heslings’ 6-month-old daughter survived with minor injuries.

The driver of the wrong-way car also died but has not been identified.

First Coast News says 30-year-old Christopher Hesling worked as a marketing director for a company based at Jacksonville’s submarine base. Brittany Hesling worked at the base day care facility. She was 31.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida authorities say a driver traveling in the opposite direction crashed head-on with an SUV killing a Georgia couple and leaving their young children injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a Sunday statement that the driver who was traveling on the wrong lane of a road north of Gainesville also died in the crash. The driver hasn’t been identified because the car was damaged by fire.

The agency said 30-year-old Christopher Hesling and 31-year-old Brittany Trowell Hesling of St. Marys, Georgia, were killed. Their 4-year-old boy was critically injured in the late Saturday collision, while their 6-month-old girl suffered minor injuries.

The two children appeared to have been traveling in child safety seats.

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