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5-month-old dies days after I-12 wreck

1 month 4 weeks 2 days ago Friday, October 13 2017 Oct 13, 2017 October 13, 2017 10:46 AM October 13, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS – A five-month-old has died days after a crash on I-12, according to the baby's mother.

The crash happened Wednesday evening on I-12 in Livingston Parish. Police said three vehicles collided on the eastbound stretch of interstate around mile marker 10.

Police said Friday, the crash happened when the driver of a pickup rear-ended a small SUV.  The SUV then was pushed into the back of a third car.  The child and her mother were in the SUV.

Earlier this week, the child's mother shared pictures of the baby connected to life-support machines. Breathing tubes and a neck brace were seen in the picture posted on social media.

Accompanying the picture was a message about the crash: “All I could remember was waking up to my head going back and forth and trying to stop it. I couldn't breath [sic] or see. And when I stopped, I turned to my right and her car seat was in my dash board with her in it. I couldn't rip open my door so all I could do was bang on it, screaming 'my baby, my baby.'”

Witnesses said the driver who hit the woman and her child was texting, according to the post on Facebook.  Police did not reveal information about the cause of the crash, though, in its report Friday.  

“I hope you rot [in] hell,” the mother posted.

The crash remains under investigation, police said. 

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