9-month-old dies after being ejected in North Carolina I-85 overpass crash

North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Durham Police Department has confirmed a child ejected from a car during a crash on the I-85 overpass has died. Other children injured in the crash are expected to recover, according to the police.

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Police said they found only one of the children in the car appeared to have been properly restrained. They said charges are pending as a result. No word on what those charges may be.

The crash took place Dec. 1 when a female driving a 2003 Ford Explorer southeast on the Interstate 85 overpass to U.S. Route 70 lost control of her vehicle in a curve.

The car slid sideways, department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said, before rolling over, striking a left-side guard rail and concrete barrier and stopping in the right lane.

The 9-month-old was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Three other children, also in the back seat, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Michael said.

Investigators said at the time that speed appears to be a factor but there was no evidence the driver was impaired.

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