A 7-year-old girl was killed and two adults were injured in a crash Monday night in Lake Wales.

  • Kamicheliz Ayala, 7, was ejected from SUV as it overturned
  • Crash happened on State Road 60, west of Lake Wales Road
  • Driver Harry Figueroa-Vazquez and passenger Olmary Liz Gonzalez-Bonew injured in crash

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened just before midnight on State Road 60, a mile west of Lake Wales Road.

Officials said Harry Figueroa-Vazquez, 42, of Lake Wales, was driving the 2004 Suzuki SUV eastbound on SR 60 when the vehicle veered right off the roadway onto a grass shoulder, then back onto the road before flipping over multiple times.

The vehicle came to rest upside down in a ditch along SR 60. Moments later, the vehicle caught fire.

Kamicheliz Ayala, 7, of Lake Wales, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. It appears Kamicheliz was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said.

Figueroa-Vazquez was found outside of the vehicle and Kamicheliz's mother, Olmary Liz Gonzalez-Bonew, 35, was pulled from the burning SUV.

Emergency personnel, as well as accident witnesses, used fire extinguishers on the flames as crews pulled Gonzalez-Bonew to safety.

Both adults were taken to Lakeland Regional Health. Gonzalez-Bonew remains in critical condition while Figueroa-Vazquez is listed in stable condition.

Officials said no other vehicles were involved in the crash and impairment does not appear to be a factor. Speed may be involved and distracted driving is being investigated, authorities said.