Infant Dies In Vermont Rollover On Christmas Day


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SHELDON, VT. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 16-month-old baby died after a tragic car crash in northern Vermont on Christmas Day.

Vermont State Police said a car with three people inside, including the baby, was headed north on Cook Road in Sheldon in icy conditions when it hit a sharp curve around 4:45 PM. The car rolled over and landed upside down in a brook.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Meagan Staples and the passenger, 20-year-old Evan Whalon, were able to get out of the car safely, but the 19-month-old was in the back seat submerged in water. State Police said a neighbor ran down to the car and was able to cut the child out of the car seat before attempting CPR.

The baby was taken to University of Vermont Medical Center and later died. Staples and Whalon were also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash remain under investigation.

WBZ's Charlie Bergeron (@CharlieBergeron) reports:

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