Tragic: Crash Kills Hispanic Activist Outside Freedom Center After Awards Ceremony
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Today, police confirmed that the woman killed was a prominent Hispanic-American activist from Tampa Bay named Maria Esther Carillo. The other woman -- who suffered broken ribs, fractured facial bones and a collapsed lung -- was her daughter, Maria Liliano Carillo.
The pair had just left the Freedom Center after attending a ceremony honoring Maria Liliano Carillo for her work as a student volunteer and awarding her a scholarship to Columbia University.
You can read more about Maria Esther Carillo's work in Tampa Bay here. Her daughter is expected to recover from her injuries -- in part because of her mother's heroic effort to save her life, according to stories out of Tampa.
Police are still investigating the crash and trying to determine which driver ran a red light.