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Toddler thrown from vehicle in critical condition

1 year ago January 06, 2014 Jan 6, 2014 Monday, January 06 2014 Monday, January 06, 2014 5:21:17 AM CST in News
Source: LSP
By: Hunter Robinson

PRAIRIEVILLE - Louisiana State Police are investigating a single car crash in Ascension Parish that critically injured a two-year-old when he was thrown from the car.

Troopers say 18-year-old Jonqualya Benton was driving on US Hwy 61 when she ran off the road, hit a driveway and overturned. The child was thrown from the car and was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators don't know if they child was restrained properly at the time of the crash. Excessive speed is considered to have been a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

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