Baby Killed in Long Island Car Crash

The child was not properly restrained in the car seat at the time of the crash

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011  |  Updated 6:55 PM EDT
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Baby Killed in Long Island Car Crash

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Police say a toddler killed in a Long Island car crash  Wednesday afternoon was not properly restrained in her car seat at the time of the accident.

The 15-month-old girl, Terrayjah Burwell, was sitting in the backseat of a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer with her 50-year-old grandmother at the wheel in Farmingville, said Suffolk County Police Department officials. The baby's mother, who is 28 years old, was also in the vehicle.

They were traveling southbound on County Road in Farmingville when the grandmother apparently lost control of the vehicle, said police.

The vehicle overturned, ejecting the girl as it came to a rest in the median, according to police.

Burwell was declared dead at the scene.

The girl's mother and grandmother were transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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