Mother charged in crash that claims her three-month-old daughter

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police charged a Bridgeville woman in their investigation of a single-vehicle crash Friday from which her three-month-old daughter succumbed to injuries.

The crash occurred around 12:45 p.m. on Oak Road south of Rifle Range Road, state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Investigation revealed a 2000 Toyota Celica driven by 22-year-old Liliana M. Ramos-Ramierz went off the roadway, struck a ditch and a utility pole before it overturned.

Britney L. Velasquez-Ramos, a 3-month-old female child of the operator, was ejected. The little girl was taken by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead, Cpl. Fournier said.

The girl was seated in a child restraint but not properly restrained in the seat and not properly secured to the vehicle.

Amy M. Velasquez-Ramos, a 1 1/2 year old daughter of Ms. Ramos-Ramirez, was in a car seat that was not properly secured to the vehicle and remained inside the car upon it coming to a stop.  She was airlifted by Delaware State Police Aviation Trooper 2 to A.I. DuPont Hospital where she was admitted for undetermined injuries, Cpl. Fournier said

Liliana Ramos-Ramirez, who was not properly restrained and was not ejected, was treated at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Ms. Ramos-Ramirez was taken to Troop 5 in Bridgeville where she was charged with driving without a valid license, operation of a vehicle causing death to another person, child under 8 and < 65 lbs. or child 8 to 15 or > 65 lbs. must be in child restraint, and inattentive driving.  She was arraigned and released on $1,000 bond.

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