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Rollover Crash Tragically Kills Infant in Coleman County, Texas


May 18, 2020

COLEMAN COUNTY, TX- Ktxs.com writes that a two-month-old baby was killed in a tragic crash that took place in Coleman County this week. The incident occurred at the intersection of the US 85 bypass and North Colorado Street.*

The victim was in a 2004 Jeep Liberty that was pulling a trailer and driving east on Colorado Street. As the Jeep entered the intersection, it collided with a 2017 Ford F-150 that was heading southbound on the US 84 by-pass. The impact caused the Jeep to roll over and crash into a ditch on the side of the roadway. 

The baby and two adults were in the Jeep, including a 33-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman. Both of the adults were taken to the Coleman County Medical Center but were later transferred via airlift to the Hendrick Medical Center. Reports did not indicate the condition of either of those individuals. The baby was also transported to the Coleman County Medical Center but was declared deceased shortly after the crash. The Coleman Police Department is still investigating the tragic collision. 

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the leading cause of death for children is car crashes. In 2017, 675 children ages twelve and under lost their lives in vehicle wrecks. Of that total, more than one out of three were not buckled up or using restraints. 

Car seats are able to lower the chances of a young child dying in a crash by between 71 and 82 percent as compared to the use of just a seatbelt. Children in cars with unrestrained adults are more likely to be unrestrained themselves as well. In fact, 40 percent of children in cars with unrestrained adults were also not buckled up. 

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Sources:

https://ktxs.com/news/local/2-month-old-infant-killed-in-coleman-county-rollover-crash-on-mothers-day

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/child_passenger_safety/cps-factsheet.html

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