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Woman arrested for DWI after her child dies in tragic crash

A 23-month-old toddler is dead following a tragic road rage incident along Route 401, not far from Louisburg. The accident happened on a recent Friday at approximately 9:30 a.m. Witnesses report that the women driving their vehicles were gesticulating aggressively at each other just prior to the accident.

The two cars were driving alongside one another when the first driver maneuvered in front of the other, resulting in the collision. The second driver, who had children in her car, lost control of her vehicle, veered across the center line and collided with a third vehicle. The third vehicle drove off the road. The second vehicle flipped upside down into the bottom of a creek.

A 23-month-old toddler riding in the second vehicle was the daughter of the female driver of the car. The little girl suffered catastrophic injuries that required hospital care. Unfortunately, doctors were unable to save her and she didn't survive.

The mother of the young girl who died was later arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after she told police she had been smoking marijuana. Police also charged her with driving a vehicle without a license. Police say that they may issue more charges relating to the crash after they complete their investigations.

It's not clear why the initial two drivers may have been in an argument that escalated to road rage. The woman accused of DWI, who lost her baby, in this case, may want to enlist the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At this time, we have only heard one side of the case -- the side that was released in the news. There can be other sides and angles from which a DWI matter can be viewed, and these angles could benefit a defendant during his or her criminal defense proceedings.

Source: abc11.com, "23-month-old killed in road rage crash in Louisburg," Aug. 05, 2017

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