Baby dies after fiery crash on Blanding Boulevard

Total of 6 hospitalized, according to Florida Highway Patrol

By Roxy Tyler - Web producer, Allyson Henning - Reporter

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - A baby who was hospitalized after a crash on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park has died from her injuries, according to her mother.

The baby, Sophie'Leon Friesenhahn, was the only person critically injured in the crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Her mother, Abigail Eberwein, had minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.

The mother posted Monday on Facebook that her child died in the crash.

The multi-vehicle crash was initially reported shortly after 4:45 p.m. Sunday on Blanding Boulevard near College Drive. Troopers said it started after the driver of a black Jeep rear-ended another car, causing a chain reaction.  

Nine people were involved in the crash and at least six people were hurt, including Sophie.

Troopers tell News4Jax that Clay Fire Rescue pulled a grandmother, mother and a baby from a white Kia that was involved in the crash. 

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