Woman dies, child hurt in Callahan crash


CALLAHAN, Fla. – A woman died and her young daughter was hospitalized after a chain reaction crash on State Road A1A in Callahan on Thursday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said have identified the driver as 24-year-old Casey Love Kelly and her daughter is 2-year-old Paisley Love Kelly.

State troopers said a Honda SUV, a box truck, a Toyota and a school bus were all traveling southbound on US 301 in the left lane.

Traffic was stopped for a school bus that was letting students off near Mt. Olive Road. They said the driver of the Toyota didn't see the backup and slammed into a box truck.

The school bus and the students inside were not struck or injured in the crash.

Kelly was killed and her daughter, Paisley was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with serious injuries.