Jul 12, 2010 7:57 PM by Chris Welty

Unrestrained Child Killed in I-55 Crash

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A 3-year-old child was ejected from a car
and killed after a three-car wreck on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa
Louisiana State Police say a preliminary investigation shows
that the toddler was in the front, passenger seat of a car headed
south Monday when its right, rear tire blew out, causing the driver
to lose control of the vehicle, enter the center median and
overturn. The car then entered the road's northbound lanes and was
hit by two other vehicles.
Troopers say the toddler was taken to and pronounced dead at
North Oaks Hospital. His name was not released.
The car's driver, 23-year-old Robin Warford of Hammond, was
wearing a seatbelt and received only minor injuries. She was
treated and then booked on charges of driving under suspension,
defective vehicle equipment, careless operation, no child restraint
and negligent homicide.
One of the drivers in the other cars involved received minor
injuries; the other was not hurt in the crash.


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