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SUV Crashes Into Florida Home, Killing Couple and Their Unborn Child

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Apr 2015 05:35 PM

An SUV veered off the road and crashed into a Florida shed early Wednesday morning, destroying the home of a young couple, killing both of them and their unborn baby.

Ivan Carlos, 21, and his nine-months pregnant girlfriend Brenda Avilez, 18, were using the Palmetto, Florida, shed as a temporary bedroom, saving money to move out, Ivan Carlos’ brother, Cristian Carlos, told The Associated Press.

Cristian Carlos owns a nearby trailer with other family members, and he said Ivan Carlos and Avilez had just moved into the shed three weeks ago.

He told he AP that he was awakened by a “big explosion” that “moved the whole trailer.”

When he got outside, screaming, he saw a Chevy SUV had plowed into the shed; he tried to help his brother.

"I was calling for him," Carlos told the AP as he cleaned up what was left of the shed. "I tried to bring him back to life."

The driver of the SUV, Christian Crawford, was taken to a nearby hospital, and officials told the AP that he had agreed to tests for drugs and alcohol. He had injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Bradenton Herald reported that Crawford had just gotten out of prison after serving time for a conviction for sale or delivery of cocaine and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. “The driver was also convicted of petit theft, violation of probation, unauthorized use of a credit card, petit theft after prior convictions and possession of paraphernalia,” the newspaper said.

"There were no signs that alcohol was a factor" in the crash, Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler told the Miami Herald.

The SUV was apparently traveling north on nearby U.S. 41 when it crossed the median, the southbound lanes, and crashed through a fence that bordered the Lone Oak Mobile Home Court, the Herald said.

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