FIU Student, 18, Identified As First Victim of Bridge Collapse In South Florida
By Matt Richardson, Fox News // March 16, 2018
Alexa Duran Died After Bridge Fell on her Toyota SUV
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(FOX NEWS) – The first victim identified in the catastrophic Florida bridge collapse that killed six people on Thursday was an 18-year-old Florida International University (FIU) student deemed an “awesome person” by friends.
Alexa Duran was driving her Toyota SUV under the structure when it collapsed on her vehicle, according to the Miami Herald. Duran reportedly became entrapped in the rubble.
“My little girl was trapped in the car and couldn’t get out. She died when the bridge collapsed on top of her car,” Orlando Duran said to el Nuevo Herald from London, where he was traveling when he received the news of his daughter’s death.
“This is going to be the longest and saddest trip of my life. I don’t want to return,” he said.
Duran was reportedly driving past FIU when the bridge collapsed. A friend in the passenger seat managed to escape but was unable to get Duran out of the vehicle.