1-year-old strapped in front seat of car dies in hit-and-run crash

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
1-year-old killed in overnight N. Houston crash
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The child was only strapped in the vehicle with the shoulder seatbelt, authorities said.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 1-year-old child died after a major crash in north Houston late Friday where the driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene.

It happened in the 4700 block of Aldine Mail Route near the Eastex Freeway around 11 p.m.

A Toyota Tacoma was eastbound when it hit a curb and overcorrected, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. That's when it slammed head-on into a Nissan Altima with the little girl inside, deputies said.

The driver of the Altima, believed to be the child's father, was transported to a hospital. Their condition wasn't known.

The driver of the Tacoma, identified as 35-year-old Sergio Milla Iglesias, ran from the scene but was later located, deputies said. He was taken into custody.

Iglesias showed signs of impairment, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The 1-year-old was riding in the front seat and was restrained by an adult shoulder and lap belt inside the Nissan, deputies said.

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