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Troopers: Charges pending against Florida woman after ATV flips onto her 7-year-old passenger


COCOA, Florida — Charges are pending against a central Florida woman after the all-terrain vehicle she was driving flipped, killing her 7-year-old passenger.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 42-year-old Christine Chmiel of Cocoa was driving the ATV on a dirt road Saturday afternoon when she lost control while making a turn.

Troopers say the ATV flipped onto Chmiel's passenger, Hunter Richard of Cocoa.

Both Chmiel and Hunter were flown to a hospital. Hunter died at the hospital, and troopers say Chmiel remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

According to FHP, the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending against Chmiel.

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