1 dead, 3 injured after SUV overturns due to tire blowout on I-4

(Florida Highway Patrol)

One person died and three others were injured when their SUV rolled over on I-4 Saturday evening.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV was traveling westbound on I-4 past Branch Forbes Road, near mile marker 16, when the vehicle suffered a tire blow out around 6 p.m.

The driver of the SUV lost control, and the vehicle entered the center median where it overturned.

Both the driver and another adult passenger were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected during the crash.

The driver, 31-year-old Kilbert Medina Rijos, died at the scene.

The adult passenger, identified as 35-year-old Jennifer Rodriguez, suffered serious injuries.

Two children in the car, a 13-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl, were properly restrained and suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Rodriguez and the children were transported to an area hospital.