Baby girl being held on lap among 4 killed in North Carolina crash, troopers say

A 1-year-old girl is among four people killed in a single-car accident in which the driver and two passengers were ejected from the car, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Tuesday.

A car driven by Jacques Jamal Dickens, 27, of Tarboro ran off N.C. Highway 125 on Tuesday morning, hit a ditch, a highway sign and several trees, a news release from the patrol said.

Troopers identified the child as London McDowell, who they say was being held by a passenger in the front seat. Investigators said that passenger was wearing their seat belt, but Dickens and the other two passengers ejected were not.

A fourth passenger, Shakierra Shanae’ Antanette McDowell, 25, of Speed was ejected from the car and taken to a local hospital.

The patrol said reckless driving contributed to the accident, but it’s not known if the driver was impaired. An investigation into the accident is continuing, the patrol said.

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