Girl killed in Clinton crash wasn't fully buckled into car seat

Published December 5, 2013 12:40 pm

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Clinton • Authorities say a 3-year-old Hooper girl who died Wednesday after a head-on crash in Clinton wasn't fully buckled into her car seat.

Police say Marisol Isabel Gutierrez died in the crash that happened about 2 p.m. Wednesday in front of Clinton Elementary School.

Clinton police say Gutierrez and an 18-month-old girl were in a Pontiac Grand Am driven by their 26-year-old stepfather when the vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and hit a Dodge Durango.

Drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospitals, while the 18-month-old appeared to be mostly uninjured.

It wasn't clear why the Pontiac veered into the opposite lane. Police say ice and snow did not appear to be the cause.