The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Wednesday that an undocumented immigrant teen who was injured and lost her immediate family in Sunday’s multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation, reports CNN.

ICE said Wednesday that Lidiane Carmo, 15, who was injured and lost her immediate family in Sunday’s multivehicle wreck in Florida will not face deportation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Lidiane Carmo as she deals with the tragic loss of her family,” ICE spokeswoman Barbara Gonzalez said. “Reports of her facing deportation are completely false.”

On Sunday, according to the Carmo family, Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the girl in the hospital and assured the family that Florida would take case of expenses, including the transportation of the bodies back to Georgia. The girl has no medical insurance.

“The governor gave the family members a phone number to call. They have called the number a few times, with no answer or returned call,” a source close to the family told CNN.

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