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Toddler thrown from vehicle in critical condition

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Posted: Jan 6, 2014 6:21 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jan 6, 2014 10:12 AM
Source: LSP

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Topics: prairieville, ascension parish, jonqualya benton, our lady of the lake hospital, child, ejected, injured

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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