Loxahatchee woman dies week after son plunges car into canal

LOXAHATCHEE, FL (AP) - A West Palm Beach woman has died a week after the car her 12-year-old son was operating during a driving lesson crashed into a canal, injuring her and two other children.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says Martha Camarillo died on Saturday.

Deputies say Camarillo's 12-year-old son had just switched seats with his father to learn how to drive when the family's Isuzu Rodeo plunged into a canal in Loxahatchee.

The father and son were able to get out and not injured. Camarillo, and two children, ages 1 and 6, were critically injured.

The sheriff's office says it took between 10 to 30 minutes to extricate Camarillo.

The two younger children remain in critical condition.


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