RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) - The Ridgeland Police Department has released a press statement regarding the death of a child after a multi-car crash in Ridgeland on Tuesday evening.
According to the press release, officers responded to the scene at 7:43 p.m. Upon arrival, police say they discovered a young child, female 22 months old, injured and falling in and out of consciousness.
Medical personnel was dispatched and the child was transported to Blair E. Batson Children’s hospital. They were later informed the child had succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as the child’s mother, a 22-year-old resident of Ridgeland.
Police say the initial investigation determined the child was secured in a child restraint seat on the rear passenger side of the vehicle. The manner in which the seat was secured in the vehicle is under investigation.
The mother sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to UMMC. The drivers/occupants of the two additional vehicles involved in the accident were uninjured.
The cause and details of the accident are under investigation.