1 Year Old Dies, 4 Month Old Injured After Car Hits Tree


A 22-month-old girl was killed and a four-month-old baby was injured Friday afternoon after a car ran off of the road and struck a tree near Eureka Springs, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report.

Lauren Burlingame, 19, of Huntsville, was driving a 2003 Dodge Stratus southbound on Arkansas Highway 23 in Carroll County when it veered to the right and left the roadway, according to state police.

The car struck a tree, killing one-year-old Heaven Burlingame. Eligah Burlingame, a baby girl, was injured in the wreck, along with the driver and James Fogerty, 20, according to the crash report.

Those injured were taken to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Severely-injured victims and those suffering major head injuries are often transported to Springfield.

Police do not know what caused the driver to veer off of the road. The weather was clear and dry, and everyone in the car were wearing seat belts, according to the state police report.


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