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Newborn Dies in Roll-over Crash in Wrens

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The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a three-week-old baby.

The Wrens Fire Department and other emergency personnel responded to reports of a roll-over accident on Kings Mill Road in Wrens on Monday around 1:50 p.m.

When they arrived at the scene, they found that Raelyn Gilmore and her mother had been ejected from the car.

The driver, an 18-year-old male, managed to extricate himself, the authorities said.

A report from Georgia State Patrol said the car was heading south on Kings Mill Road when it struck a light pole. It is not known why the unnamed driver lost control of the vehicle.

All three individuals were taken to AU Medical Center for treatment.

Wrens Fire Chief Keith Boulineau said the child was not properly restrained.

Georgia State Patrol said the mother was sitting in the backseat with the baby and there was a car seat inside the vehicle.

However, it is not known whether Gilmore was in the car seat but not properly buckled in or not in the car seat at all.

GSP officials said charges could come depending on the outcome of their investigations.

Rollover crashes can be complex, and the resulting injuries can be serious. Often, they result from the interplay between the driver, vehicle, road, and environment.

While tall, narrow, vehicles like pickup trucks, SUVs and vans are more like to roll over, any type of vehicle can be involved in this type of accident.

Forty percent of rollover crashes involve excessive speed while almost half involve alcohol.

If you suffered injuries or lost a family member in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation. An Atlanta car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.

Source: https://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Officials-Unrestrained-3-week-old-killed-in-Wrens-crash-568482731.html

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