Second child in Deerfield Beach crash dies from injuries

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A 5-year-old child who was injured in a fatal crash on Interstate 95 in Deerfield Beach has died from her injuries, her family said.

Annette Bennett, the child’s mother, posted to Facebook that her daughter, Keanna Ariel Bennett, had succumbed to her injuries, Monday night.

“Our little Keanna fought a good fight this past 24hrs,” the mother said in a Facebook post. “She gain her precious little wings 13mins ago. Thanks for all your prayers but it is DONE.”

Keanna’s 2-year-old sister, Akeena Bennett, died after the Toyota Corolla the two girls were riding in collided with a Kia on I-95 near Sample Road, Sunday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the children, who were inside the Corolla, were not in a car seat, and it remains unclear if the children were wearing their seat belts.

FHP said their godmother was driving the girls to church at the time of the crash. The godmother and the driver of the Kia survived the crash.

Bennett said her and her husband were away for the weekend when they received the call notifying them of what happened.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for funeral expenses. If you would like to donate, please click here.

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