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Infant dies following car crash in New Orleans East


New Orleans -- The Fatality Unit of the New Orleans Police Department is investigating a car accident that resulted in the death of an eight-month-old boy. The accident occurred Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. on I-10 Service Road South near Westlake Drive. 

Police say that a 23-year-old woman was driving her car Eastbound on I-10 Service Road South when for unknown reasons, she lost control of the vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic. The car collided with a pickup truck driven by a 63-year-old man. The woman's eight-month-old baby, who was in the back seat of the car, died at the hospital. There were no other passengers in the car. The driver of the pickup truck, who was traveling alone, suffered minor injury in the crash. 

Results from blood and alcohol tests are pending. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. 

The investigation into this incident continues.  


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