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Baby ‘critically injured’ after crash on I-85 overpass near Durham

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Durham police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon crash that left a 9-month-old with critical injuries after being ejected from an SUV.

The crash happened on an Interstate 85 overpass to U.S. 70 after a woman lost control of a 2003 Ford Explorer in a curve and struck a guardrail, the Durham Police Department said in a news release Thursday.

The woman, whose name was not released, was driving the SUV southeast around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when her car “slid sideways, rolled over and struck the left guardrail and concrete barrier before coming to rest in the right lane.”

A 9-month-old child in the back seat was ejected from the Explorer and taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

An 8-month-old child, along with a 3- and 6-year-old, were also in the back seat and were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

No charges have been filed in connection to the crash.

Police said speed appeared to play a role in the crash.

The News & Observer has asked police for more information on the status of the 9-month-old child and the circumstances of the crash.

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