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Child Killed In SUV Accident

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A child, 8, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition following a car accident Sunday on the Paul Jones overpass. Police are working to piece together what caused the crash.

It appears an SUV carrying a mother and four children was struck by a Land Rover on the eastbound ramp, according to police.

The remaining three children and the mother were also taken to the hospital. Police are unsure if the child thrown from the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

The Land Rover driver and passenger were not injured. Police plan to question the driver and the mother of the SUV.

"It’s a serious enough accident that what we’re doing is get pictures, getting measurements, stuff like that to try to be as accurate as possible," CCPD Lt. Gary Hill said.

* Update – John Tatum, 17, was driving the vehicle that struck and killed Brianna Rosales. According to police, Tatum lost control of the Land Rover because he’d been drinking.

Tatum is charged with intoxication manslaughter and his bond was set at $200,000. He is also charged with four counts of assault with a motor vehicle. If convicted, he can spend up to 20 years in prison. #