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Mother, infant killed in crash on U.S. 27 in Frostproof

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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 07:50 PM

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A mother and her infant were killed Monday afternoon when their car crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. 27 near the south Lake Wales/Frostproof area, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Around 1:30 p.m., a 2003 white Toyota Corolla being driven by Candy Greathouse, 27, of 503 Walter Ave., Frostproof, was northbound on U.S. 27 when she crossed the median between Lake Caloosa Landing and C.R. 630, the sheriff's office said.

Greathouse then struck a 2008 black Toyota Tundra pickup pulling a travel trailer that was heading southbound, being driven by Robert Holbrook, 71, of Marshall, N.C., according to the sheriff's office.

Greathouse was ejected and died at the scene. Her almost 4-month-old daughter, Laaina, was airlifted to Florida Hospital in Sebring where she died, the sheriff's office said. Greathouse's almost 3-year-old daughter, Arriana, was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, where she remains in very critical condition.

Holbrook and his wife, Pansi, 65, were treated for minor injuries and released from Lake Wales Hospital, the sheriff's office said.

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