Mother, 3-year-old killed in I-75 crash in Clayton; 4 other kids injured

Queene Roux (center) and one of her children were killed in a crash on I-75, according to her family.
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Queene Roux (center) and one of her children were killed in a crash on I-75, according to her family.

Credit: GoFundMe

A Florida mother and her 3-year-old daughter were killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash on I-75 North in Clayton County that also injured four other children.

Queene Roux, 28, and her daughter both died as they were traveling from their home in Sebring, family friends wrote in a GoFundMe post. Four of Roux’s other children who were in the car survived the crash, police said, but three remain in a hospital in critical condition, according to the GoFundMe.

All lanes of I-75 North were shut down near the Forest Parkway exit starting around 2 p.m. as Clayton police investigated the fatal wreck, spokesman Officer Jordan Parrish said.

According to the initial investigation, two cars collided and then hit the median wall. Roux and two children, including her 3-year-old daughter, were thrown from their car. Roux died at the scene, while her young daughter died of her injuries at the hospital, Parrish said in a news release.

No further information has been released about the driver of the other car or whether they were injured.

Family friends said Roux’s next-of-kin are trying to take the bodies and the surviving children back to Florida.

“They want to give their family a proper burial,” the GoFundMe said. “They have been handed some major shoes to fill in a very short time and with limited funds. These other four children lost their little sister and their mother in one horrible accident (Wednesday) and are fighting for their lives at the moment.”

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