An 18-year-old teen in Florida was killed in a car wreck on a highway after she was found in an oversized trash bin, authorities said.
The teenager, who was pronounced dead on the scene, was in the backseat of the car when it crashed on Interstate 95, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office report said.
The teen was driving north on I-95 near St. Augustine when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.
Deputies said she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The girl’s father told the Associated Press that he believed his daughter was killed by a person who was on the freeway.
The car belonged to a friend who is also an attorney, according to the report.
The Broward Sheriff’s Department said the investigation was ongoing and that it could take up to six weeks to determine whether the teen was the victim of foul play.
Authorities had earlier identified the victim as 18-month-old Malika Brown, a student at the University of Central Florida, The Miami Herald reported.
The girl’s mother, Jacqueline Brown, told the newspaper that she was upset about the investigation.