I-85 crash in Durham killed 3-month-old girl, critically injured 4-year-old girl

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 3-month-old girl died in the crash that shutdown Interstate 85 northbound for hours Tuesday.

The crash happened near US-70 in Durham around 4:15 p.m.

Durham Police Department said a 39-year-old woman driving a 2012 Volkswagen crashed while trying to pass a 2004 BMW M3. The woman clipped the BMW's left rear corner, causing her vehicle to flip multiple times.

The 3-month-old girl and a 4-year-old girl were ejected from the car during the crash. When first responders arrived, the baby was already dead. The 4-year-old was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. The drivers of both vehicles were also taken to the hospital; their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the Volkswagen was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, careless and reckless driving and failure to secure a passenger under the age of 16.

Editor's note: Durham Police Department initially identified the 3-month-old child as a boy. The story has since been updated.
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