POSTED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:04am
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — An 8-month-old child died yesterday after the infant’s mother crashed her car on an I-10 service road in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Police Department reports that the crash occurred at roughly 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16. The 23-year-old woman was driving in the eastbound lane on the service road when she lost control and went into oncoming traffic.
Her car struck a truck being driven by a 63-year-old man.
The baby was transported to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The child’s mother was not injured in the crash. The driver of the truck suffered from minor injuries.
An autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death. Blood samples from the drivers have been submitted for analysis.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.