Infant delivered after fatal crash dies

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An infant has died after being delivered by emergency cesarean section after her mother was killed in a single-car crash on a highway in southeastern Connecticut.

A spokeswoman for Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence says the baby girl died Wednesday night after being delivered at Westerly Hospital on Tuesday.

Connecticut State Police say 26-year-old Alexandra Brown of Niantic was driving southbound on Interstate 95 in Stonington on Tuesday morning when her car went off the road, struck a guardrail and flipped over. Troopers say Brown wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car

Authorities say Brown was nine months pregnant. She leaves behind two other children ages 4 and 7.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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