Accident claims lives of woman and toddler from Miccosukee Tribe

The accident occurred near this intersection on the Tamiami Trail, which runs along the canal seen in this aerial view. The tribe's gaming facility is seen in the upper right quadrant. Photo by Nanicann Regalado / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District

Two members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, a woman and her grandson, died after an accident on Thursday as another child clings for his life.

Farren Cypress, 41, somehow lost control of her vehicle and went through a guardrail on the Tamiami Trail. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to news reports.

Two grandchildren in the car, a two-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl, were airlifted to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital, according to news reports. The boy was declared dead while the girl remains in critical condition.

The Tamiami Trail runs through the reservation and has been the site of a number of fatal accidents involving tribal members in Florida. Image from Sherpa Guides

The Tamiami Trail runs through the reservation and has been the site of numerous fatal accidents. Last year alone, at least four tribal members were killed on the road. A member of the Seminole Tribe also died in an accident on Tamiami last year.

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