MIDLOTHIAN – A 4-month-old girl lost her life in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night on a bridge in the 900 block of U.S. Highway 67.
Farah Hussein, 18, of Richardson was driving southbound in a Ford Taurus, with two passengers in the vehicle, Natalie Delapaz, 18, of Midlothian and Delapaz’ infant daughter, Ariel Martinez, when the vehicle lost control and struck a bridge barrier before spinning out and coming to rest in the middle of the roadway, Midlothian police Lt. Garland Wolf said.
“Both occupants exited the vehicle and the mother, Delapaz, was attempting to remove the baby from a child safety seat in the back of the vehicle when it was struck by the truck,” Wolf said.
The Taurus was struck by a southbound 2008 Chevrolet pickup driven by Thomas Logan, 53, of Arlington who told police he saw brake lights of another vehicle pulling to the side of the road and moved to the inside lane, where the pickup was unable to avoid the Taurus and struck it, Wolf said.
Delapaz and Hussein were transported by ground ambulance to Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas. Martinez was transported by PHI Air Ambulance to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where she was pronounced dead at 1 a.m.
Logan was treated and released at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
Also responding to the accident were members of the Midlothian Fire Department. Members of Cedar Hill Fire Department filled in for Midlothian at station one as the accident scene was worked. Units cleared the scene at 11:53 p.m.
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