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Baby in Cottonwood Dies in Car Accident


A 13-month-old baby was killed when she was run over by her mother's car. On Thursday morning Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 911 call from a mother Western Drive in Cottonwood.  She reported she had run over her 13-month-old baby with her car.  The vehicle was parked in a gravel area next to the residence.  While maneuvering out of a tight space, the mother had positioned the child, within the car seat, in an area she felt was safe.  As she repositioned the vehicle, the front tire caught the canopy of the car seat, causing it to fall backward, which led to the infant suffering critical injuries.

Medical personnel were performing life saving measures on the infant when deputies arrived, but despite their efforts, the child was pronounced deceased at the Verde Valley Medical Center.  The YCSO Criminal Investigations Bureau continues to investigate this incident and has no comment at this time.

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