Unborn baby dies, others injured in Largo crash

- An overnight crash in Largo led to the death of an unborn child.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to 121st Street and Ulmerton Road at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to a media release, troopers report a Toyota Scion, driven by Anthony Christian Forte, 23 of Indian Rocks Beach, was speeding on Ulmerton Road approaching the intersection of 121st Street North.

A second vehicle, a 2006 Jeep Commander, driven by Mark Williams, 60, of Largo, was a traveling southbound on 121st Street North and had just stopped at a stop sign before proceeding into the intersection. Williams entered into the path of the Scion and both vehicles collided.

Kerrian Hypatia Elders, 19, was a passenger in the Toyota and was six months pregnant. Her unborn baby did not survive the crash, according to FHP.

The crash closed the intersection until 5:30 a.m. Williams and Elders were transported with critical injuries.

There were two other Toyota passengers: 22-year-old Drake Allen Doles, who had no injuries, and 21-year-old David James Parkhurst, who had minor injuries.

Originally, FHP reported that Elders, Doles and Parkhurst were in the Jeep.

The media release said charges are pending, and alcohol was not a factor.

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