CLEWISTON, FL. -- Shawn Newton, 33 of Clewiston was driving a swamp buggy off road vehicle, traveling through a wooded area in the vicinity of S. Cabbage Palm St and Hunting Club Way Saturday about 5:45 p.m. when it struck a tree stump and passenger Emma Newton, 7 was ejected and run over by the tire.
She was taken by medical helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital then transferred to Tampa General Hospital with critical injuries. The driver and five other passengers ages 2 to 29 had no injuries.
The FHP is investigating the crash.