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9-Year-Old Girl Dies in Head-on Crash in Loxahatchee

A 9-year-old girl was killed this week in a crash in Loxahatchee, just weeks after her birthday.

The crash occurred Monday night at State Road 7/441 and 54th Street.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, identified as Coral Skye Smits, was riding in a vehicle with Kymberlee Ann Mitala of Loxahatchee. The relationship between the two individuals is not clear in the report.

However, investigators say that Mitala failed to stay in her lane and swerved into oncoming traffic. The Subaru she was driving collided head-on with another car, driven by a man from Greenacres.

Coral Skye, who celebrated her birthday three weeks ago, died at the hospital.

Mitala and the second driver both wore seat belts.

Charges are still pending, according to the crash report.