- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - An Orlando woman and her 3-year-old daughter have been identified as the victims of a hazmat incident on the Florida Turnpike last Thursday.

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Twis Lizasuain told local media outlets that Latifa Lincoln, 46, and Maksmilla Lincoln were found inside their SUV near mile marker 224 on Thursday afternoon.

The vehicle had an unknown hazardous substance inside that also caused two sheriff’s deputies and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to be hospitalized after making contact with it, Lizasuain said.

The discovery also led to a four-hour closure of the turnpike as officials investigated.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://bit.ly/28fzeXm ) reports the vehicle had some minor damage from hitting a guardrail but investigators don’t believe the crash caused the deaths.

The medical examiner’s office is trying to identify the substance, according to Lizasuain.

Sheriff’s investigators say the substance didn’t appear to be drug-related.

Lizasuain said investigators will do a forensic scan of the vehicle to help piece together what happened.

No further details have been released.


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