Soraya Matias-Roth, 53, of Lakeland, died about 12:30 a.m. Monday when her northbound Dodge Durango was hit head-on by a southbound Mitsubishi Lancer that had crossed a grass median, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The accident took place on State Road 417, also known as the Central Florida GreeneWay, near University Boulevard in Orlando.

The 20-year-old Orlando woman driving the Lancer also died; her identity has not been released yet. Three passengers sustained injuries, including a 10-year-old boy who was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, according to WKMG Orlando.

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