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Baby not properly restrained dies in car crash near Thoreau

March 7, 2019

THOREAU, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a baby who wasn’t properly restrained with a seat belt has died in a car crash north of Thoreau.

They say 5-month-old Osiris Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday’s crash on State Road 371.

Authorities say the child’s mother was driving the vehicle and was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.

The name of the 28-year-old woman from Albuquerque wasn’t immediately released.

State Police say the woman drove across the center line and clipped one car before colliding nearly head-on with an SUV.

They say speed and driver inattention are believed to be factors in the crash and the woman could be facing felony charges.

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