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Details Released in Car Accident that Killed Baby

Memphis police investigators say the three children injured and 6-month-old baby killed in a Tuesday morning crash were not properly restrained.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Memphis police investigators say the three children injured and 6-month-old baby killed in a Tuesday morning crash were not properly restrained.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, on Winchester near Memphis International airport. Investigators say a Pontiac Sunbird was headed westbound on Winchester when it swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting a Ford Ranger.

The 26-year-old female driver of the Pontiac, a 27-year-old female front seat passenger and a 21-year-old female back seat passenger were all transported to The MED in critical condition; the driver was later upgraded to non-critical. Also in the vehicle were four children: three girls age 4, 2 and 6-months, and a 2-year-old boy.

All four children were transported to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. The 6-month-old baby girl, later identified as the driver's daughter Jamayia Smallie, was pronounced dead. The 4-year-old was last reported in critical condition; both 2-year-olds were non-critical.

The driver of the Ford, a 54-year-old male, was taken to The MED in non-critical condition.

Investigators determined that the only person in the Pontiac wearing a seatbelt was the driver. The baby was in a car seat, but it was not properly secured; rather, it was being held by a back seat passenger.

So far no charges have been filed.

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