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Traffic crash kills infant, injures 7 others

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A two-vehicle traffic crash involving a pick-up truck and a silver car Tuesday morning killed a six-month-old infant and injured three other children and four adults.

The accident involving a 2005 Pontiac Sunbird and a 1988 Ford Ranger took place around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Winchester near Edgeware.

Seven children and adults ranging in age of 6-months to 27, were inside the Sunbird at the time of the crash.

Four children were inside the Sunbird, an infant, and three children under the age of 5 - girls ages 2 and 4 and a boy aged 2.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the Sunbird was traveling westbound on Winchester when the 26-year-old driver swerved into oncoming traffic causing the pick-up truck, which was traveling eastbound Winchester, to collide with the Sunbird.

Witnesses to the crash helped pull at least three toddlers from the mangled Sunbird.

Six-month-old Jamayia Smallie, the daughter of the driver of the Sunbird, had to be extracted from the car and transported to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition. Jamayia was later pronounced deceased.

The 4-year-old girl was also taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital by helicopter and is listed in critical condition. The two other toddlers suffered non-critical injuries and were treated at Le Bonheur.

The three adults were taken to The MED. Two of the passengers in the Sunbird are listed in critical condition. The driver of the Sunbird was upgraded to non-critical condition.

A 54-year-old male, behind the wheel of the pick-up, was also taken to The MED and was treated for non-critical injuries.

Investigators determined that the front passenger of the Sunbird was the only passenger utilizing a seat belt. None of the children were restrained. The deceased infant was in a car seat which was not secured properly. The car seat was being held by a back seat passenger.

Police have yet to issue any citations for arrests in this traffic crash.


FOX13 News Good Morning Memphis reporter Trey Paul contributed to this report.

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